December 20, 2012

Merry Kitzmas!

Panda's Thumb reminds us, today (December 20) is Kitzmas, the anniversary of the Kitzmiller v. Dover decision. In case you need a reminder, Kitzmiller was the 2005 case out of Pennsylvania in which teaching "intelligent design" in public schools was found to be unconstitutional. You can find detailed information about the case, including the full decision and even trial transcripts, at Talk Origins.

Finally, there's something worth celebrating this time of year!

And while we're on the subject of science education, please join me in thanking the Orleans Parish school board for their recent decision to ban textbooks that teach creationism as science and prevent teachers from teaching this nonsense in science classes. You better believe they are hearing all sorts of outrage from the creationist contingent in Louisiana, so let's make sure they hear something positive from us.