In this series, David Opderbeck looks at the Intelligent Design movement through the lens of legal history. He begins by analyzing the famous case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, as well as how the courts handle the question of science in general. Additionally, he examines whether Intelligent Design can really be religiously-neutral, and whether that's even a desirable goal.
  • In Defense of Dover

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    In Defense of Dover

    On December, 2005, Judge John E. Jones, III (left) issued his opinion in the now-infamous Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District intelligent design case.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 2
  • Science and the Law

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    Science and the Law

    As part of this discussion, I'll offer some thoughts about Judge Jones' treatment of "science" in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District intelligent design case. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 2