"Creationists claim the fence is painted black, evolutionists claim is painted white, and they both know the fence is blue." - A Time of Change
The trial was staged, we have the circumstantial evidence to prove it, and there are not one but several major problems with Judge Jones’ conduct. The most serious among them is the fact that much of what took place during the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Area School District court stunt was unconstitutional. It flew in the face of everything our judicial system stands for, or at least used to stand for, with the judge basically issuing a pre-established decision.
One big red flag at a time, despite the fact that their success was practically guaranteed, the lawyers for the defendant chose not to appeal the judge's otherwise reason, fact, and also law defying decision. Indeed, any appeal court would have struck down that decision, but for that to happen someone had to file for appeal. Nobody did, and the question is, were the creationists, the evolutionists, politicians, the media and the lawyers for both sides in on the con? It so appears.
Anyone making such a claim is instantaneously labeled "conspiracy theorist," which is meant to discredit him and his claim. As you are going to see though, facts are facts and nothing can change that.
I am with Gore Vidal on this one. He once defended himself by declaring, "I am not a conspiracy theorist. I am a conspiracy analyst." The reason why we have conspiracy theorists is because we have conspiracies, with some of them being verifiable fact. In all honesty, a large part of the history of civilization Earth is nothing but a conspiracy theory. As a result, those who dod not want to be exposed for being involved and their true agenda to be revealed have made conspiracy theorist into a dirty word.
One significant thing about what happened in Dover most everyone conveniently forgets, the trial was not supposed to be about establishing if the theory of evolution or the concept of intelligent design for that matter was a valid scientific theory. To begin with, Judge Jones' court was certainly not the venue for that. The complaint lodged with the help of the ACLU by the Kitzmiller family and a few others in the town of Dover contained the accusation that a biology textbook titled Of Pandas and People was promoting religion. It was actually a book written by scientists with serious credentials and not by pastors and preachers. It was to be used though by students in class, the school district had to approve the acquiring of it based on its scientific merits, and this was actually why everyone was now in Judge Jones' court. The scientific evidence presented in the book made it very clear that, something otherwise known for more than one hundred and fifty years, Darwin's evolution was an assumption without basis in reality.
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 name 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. The design was supposedly the work of an "intelligent agent," and according to a few people in town this intelligent agent was the god of their religion.
Somehow, that personal opinion on was pure and unadulterated genuine scientific evidence was to be viewed as promoting religion. In our justice system we do make though decisions based on what some people believe is truth, on an erroneous interpretation of facts by a general public that reacts based on an induced false perception of reality, as it was the case in this instance. However, this was precisely what took place at the end of the Dover trial when the judge banned the discussion of intelligent design in schools on account that, he thought that was religion.
There is more to it.
Something else revealed in A Time of Change, as it turns out, the evolutionists had their own book to sell to the school district, and, highly irregular, one would thing, one of its authors, Brown University biology professor Kenneth Miller was allowed to take the stand and by the way a completely false argument to denigrate the theory proposed by the other scientists, the ones who authored the book Miller's team was competing against. Making the whole thing even more bizarre, and quite suspicious, not a single one among the authors of Of Pandas and People were there to testify.
Intelligent design is not religion, nor is the notion of design a theory. It is an observable fact of reality anyone could notice when he or she pays attention to detail and understands the meaning of what is being observed. That some people believe the "intelligent agent" is a god with supernatural powers does not make it so and it does not make intelligent design religion either. Something the media commenting on the Dover trial would never acknowledge, though, the reality of design proves evolution is biologically and genetically impossible, and the immediate effect of that was Miller and his evolutionist friends were obviously in danger of losing the contract to their competition. Indeed, the trial was not for a moment about preserving truth in science but about the preservation of the status quo. The outcome of the trial was established before the show started, and, once again, the creationists never appealed the judge's decision and no one can explain why.
“…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 reason why the judge officially labeled intelligent design religion was so he could ban the discussing of 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 of design and the judge adopting as fact the irrational, the unsubstantiated claim that intelligent design was religion raises suspicions about the real motivations behind the trial. Indeed, as you are going to see, the reality of design reveals that the true origins of the current civilization Earth are anything church creationists, on one hand, evolutionists, on the other, claim they are. Making the case for conspiracy even more credible, our government is not very happy about that, hence the trial.
A couple of weeks after the judge issued his decision in December of 2005, I read a piece in a college newspaper by a student who apparently was very happy with the outcome. Religion should not be part of the curriculum in our schools and universities, he stated there, and I could have not agreed more with him, except that, once again, his understanding of what was going on too was intelligent design was religion, and, as a result, the judge was right when he banned intelligent design from public school.
The truth is the education system does not protect the younger generation from being indoctrinated with religious belief. Our schools and universities do not expose students to the known truth about religion, something that would make them less susceptible to being psychologically manipulated by religious institutions and by politician associated with them. More than that, in every college and university in America there is a church, or at least a chapel, and this allows actually for the continuous indoctrination with religious belief of every new generation, something having the negative consequences we see all around us.
At the same time, the only antidote against religion, or at least this is how the system wants the public to perceive it, provided in schools is what in fact represents indoctrination with another form of belief, the one in the never proven, never seen and otherwise science defying concept of gradual evolution by the way of natural selection, plus the reductionist materialist explanation of reality according to which only what we can see, tough or feel, only the physical phenomenon exists, something utterly debunked today by the new science of quantum physics.
So I felt the need to write something on the fact that 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. As I proceeded doing that, though, I soon realized this required that I would introduce the reader to lots of evidence, evidence that was there alright except that no one would put it together in one comprehensive argument and, as a result, no one with large public paid attention to it or knew it existed.
Research would lead to uncovering very interesting facts and because of that the article became a book and the book was expanding now beyond the initial topic of religion and evolution. In the end, this "accidental" project would become a three-volume book called A Time of Change.