Dover, December 2005. At the end of a highly unorthodox judiciary process, to use an euphemism, John Jones the 3rd, a supposedly conservative judge from Pennsylvania ruled intelligent design was religion. As a result, teachers and students could no longer utter these two terrible words in an American public school. This, however, was one of the most outrageous moments of wool pulled over the public's eye in the history of the country, and few among those following the developments at the time were aware both creationists and evolutionists were in on the ruse and that neither one wanted intelligent design to be debated in a public forum.
The trial was obviously staged, and there are not one but a good number of major problems with Judge Jones’ conduct. The most serious among them is the fact that much of what took place during this Kitzmiller vs. Dover Area School District media stunt was unconstitutional. It conflicted with everything our judicial system is about, and the judge was basically there to issue a pre-established decision.
One big red flag at a time, the lawyers for the defendant chose not to appeal the judge's otherwise reason and fact free and also law defying decision, and yet their success would have been practically guaranteed. Any appeal court would have struck down that decision, so the question is, were the creationists, the evolutionists, the political system of government, the lawyers for both sides and the media in on the con? Anyone making such a claim would be instantaneously labeled "conspiracy theorist," something meant to discredit him personally and his claim. As you are going to see in the book though, facts are facts and nothing can change that, and, as usual, you are free to draw your own conclusions.
I fully subscribe to Gore Vidal's claim that, "I am not a conspiracy theorist. I am a conspiracy analyst." The reason why we have conspiracy theorists is because there are instances when conspiracy theories are verifiable fact. In all honesty, as you are going to see in the book, a large part of the history of civilization Earth is a conspiracy theory, and those who do not want their true agenda to be revealed have made 'conspiracy theorist' into a dirty word.
One significant thing about what happened in Dover almost everyone forgets about, if they ever knew this was what happened, the trial was not supposed to be about establishing if the theory of evolution or the concept of intelligent design was a valid scientific theory, especially since Judge Jones' court was certainly not the venue for making that kind of determination. The reason for the complaint lodged with the court by the Kitzmiller family and a few others in the town of Dover, with the help of the ACLU, was the accusation that Of Pandas and People was promoting religion. It is actually a biology book written by scientists with serious credentials and not by pastors and preachers. It was to be used by students in class, and the school district had to approve the acquiring of it base on its scientific merits.
Anybody who read the book knows there is absolutely nothing religious in it, and the real reason why evolutions were up in arms attacking Of Pandas and People was that its authors, those scientists with impressive credentials whose names and titles are listed in the opening pages were using scientific evidence to make a very strong case against random gradual evolution and for the fact that most of what we see around us bears the mark of intelligent design. That this was supposedly the work of an "intelligent agent," and that according to a few people in town this intelligent agent was the god of their religion was to be viewed as tantamount to promoting religion. However, in our justice system we do make decisions based on what some people believe is the truth, on the erroneous interpretation of facts by a general public that reacts based on an induced false perception of reality. This was precisely what took place though at the end of the Dover trial.
There is more to it though.
Something else revealed in A Time of Change very few among the public seem to know about, as it turns out, the evolutionists had their own book to sell to the school district, and, highly irregular, one of its authors, Brown University biology professor Kenneth Miller was allowed to take the stand and denigrate the theory proposed by the scientists who authored the book they were competing against. Making the whole thing even more bizarre, and quite suspicious, none of the authors of Of Pandas and People were there to testify.
The obvious immediate effect of proving evolution was biologically and genetically impossible was the evolutionists behind Millar's biology book would have lost the contract. The trial, however, was not about preserving truth in science but about the preservation of the status quo, and the outcome of the trial was obviously established before the show started.
Intelligent design is not religion, nor is a theory. It is an observable fact of reality anyone could notice when we pay attention to the details of the elements that make our world. The fact that some people believe the "intelligent agent" is their imaginary supernatural god does not make it so and it does not make intelligent design religion.
“…the conflicts aired in this trial – over the status of evolutionary theory, the arguments for intelligent design, and the nature of science – reveal an intellectually unhealthy situation. The political urge to defend science education against the threats of religious orthodoxy, understandable though it is, has resulted in a counter orthodoxy, supported by bad arguments, and a tendency to overstate the legitimate scientific claims of evolutionary theory. Skeptics about the theory are seen as so dangerous, and so disreputably motivated, that they must be denied any shred of legitimate interest.” (Public Education and Intelligent Design, Thomas Nagel, Philosophy & Public Affairs 36, no. 2, 2005, Wiley Periodicals)
The only reason why the judge officially labeled intelligent design religion was so he could ban discussing the concept in science class on account that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the promoting of religion in public schools. The falsification of the meaning and the false claim about intelligent being associated with religion raises suspicions about regarding the real motivations behind having the trial, and as you are going to see the reality of design reveals the true origins of current civilization Earth, something our governments do not want the public to know about it for the time being.
So how did this book project started? A couple of weeks after the judge issued his decision in December of 2005, I happened to read a piece in a college newspaper by a student who was very happy with the outcome. Religion should not be part of the curriculum in our schools and universities, he would state, and I could have not agreed more with him. Religious belief has no place in our education system, in politics, in society in general.
I would have liked to see though our education system protecting the younger generations against indoctrination with religious belief by exposing students to the known truth about religion, something that would make them less susceptible to being psychologically manipulated by religious institutions and the politician associated with them. Strangely though, the education system in this country and all over the planet remains silent on this issue, which allows for the perpetuation of the indoctrination with irrational religious belief in houses of worship and in certain private schools, something having the negative consequences we see all around us.
I felt the need to write an article on the fact that actually neither religion, nor the theory of evolution offered a valid explanation for the origin of humans and life in general, or an accurate account of the history of humans on this planet for that matter. I soon realised though that this required the use of an abundance of evidence, and a few months after I started work on the article I decided to abandon restrain, as in self-imposed limitations and that everything was going to be laid out in one comprehensive book.
Research would very interesting facts and it expanded beyond the topic of religion and evolution into such areas as the spiritual, ancient Egypt, Mesoamerica, theoretical physics, genetics, biology, life in the universe and how we are related to it. All that would generate a larger picture of the current state of our civilization and of how we got into this perpetual state of crisis we have been experiencing for thousands of years now. In the end, this "accidental" project would become a three-volume book called A Time of Change.