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The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything Evolution Intelligent Design and a School Board in Dover PA

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OneyA sophisticated examination of the deep cultural religious and political tensions that continue to divide America The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything is also journalist Gordy Slack's personal and engaging story of the high drama and unforgettable characters on both sides of the courtroom controversy Gordy Slack Oakland CA has been writing about science and evolutionary biology for 15 years He is a regular commentator on KED an affiliate of NPR and his articles have appeared in Mother Jones Saloncom Wired California Wild the San Francisco Chronicle and many other publicatio. This was another book group read and I finished it the last two days before last night's meeting I really am glad I read it I put down Galileo's Daughter partly because I didn't have the stamina to deal with the religion vs science thing from way back just such a long sad story but I was fulfilled by the depth of treatment of the issue in this book I particularly liked that Gordy Slack framed it with his relationship with his father who believes differently than he does and the importance of staying respectful in that relationship in spite of the sadness of never being able to agree I also liked the way he kept coming up against his own beliefs and testing them as much as he could as the trial testimony continued trying to stay open and be fair Anyway darn good read in my opinion The Conqueror's Lady / The Mercenary's Bride / His Enemy's Daughter religious and political tensions that continue to divide America The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything is also journalist Gordy Slack's personal and engaging story of the high drama and unforgettable characters on both sides of the courtroom controversy Gordy Slack Oakland CA has been writing about science and evolutionary biology for 15 years He is a Cowboy Smith regular commentator on KED an affiliate of NPR and his articles have appeared in Mother Jones Saloncom Wired California Wild the San Francisco Chronicle and many other publicatio. This was another book group Cries in the Night read and I finished it the last two days before last night's meeting I Justice at Cardwell Ranch really am glad I Cowboy Who Came for Christmas read it I put down Galileo's Daughter partly because I didn't have the stamina to deal with the Cradle of Solitude religion vs science thing from way back just such a long sad story but I was fulfilled by the depth of treatment of the issue in this book I particularly liked that Gordy Slack framed it with his Cowboy Under the Mistletoe relationship with his father who believes differently than he does and the importance of staying The Christmas Wedding Quilt: Let It Snow\You Better Watch Out\Nine Ladies Dancing respectful in that Crybaby Falls relationship in spite of the sadness of never being able to agree I also liked the way he kept coming up against his own beliefs and testing them as much as he could as the trial testimony continued trying to stay open and be fair Anyway darn good Criminal Intent read in my opinion

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A compelling eyewitness account of the recent courtroom drama in Dover Pennsylvania that put evolution on trial Journalist Gordy Slack offers a riveting personal and often amusing first hand account that details six weeks of some of the most widely ranging fascinating and just plain surreal testimony in US legal history a battle between hard science and religious conservatives wishing to promote a new version of creationism in schoolsDuring the Kitzmiller vs Dover Areas School Board trial the members of the local school board defended their decision to reuire teachers to present int. Several times I found myself liking then hating the author so he must have struck a chord with me First I have become interested in ID over the last 10 years so I am always interested in a fresh perspective I bought this book knowing I might not agree with the author but that was intentional To start with I was very pleased when Mr Slack admitted his prejudice in this affair that he is an atheist and even if evolution was proved incorrect he would still have faith that there is a naturalistic explanation for everything we just haven't found it yetThe setting of the book is the Dover School Board trial in 2005 where members of the board were sued after introducing a one page statement to be read at the beginning of freshman biology to the effect that evolution does not answer all the uestions about the origin of life and that students may find information in the reference section of the library specifically in Of Pandas and PeopleWe learn how badly the case was botched by the Board's defense team with a lot of help from board members who lied under oath and how the Judge then ruled beyond the fact that the Board was doing this to impose their religious view which they were but that Intelligent Design was not science I agree with the author and the judge on the first point but have trouble with the second and there is where the authors pointed prejudice most bothered methere is a real interesting part where we meet a fellow journalist from Italy covering the case His perspective was most illuminating in that while he did believe in natural selection but also thought that the evangelical movement in the US was doing so much good in protecting the country and even the world from the slide into humanism that he sees in his own country that you feel is routing for the IDersSlack by the way believes Christians of all types are destroying the world and evangelicals are just the worst of the groupOh well it is a good book for conversation starters but best be with friends who can debate without rancor The Christmas Wedding Quilt: Let It Snow\You Better Watch Out\Nine Ladies Dancing recent courtroom drama in Dover Pennsylvania that put evolution on trial Journalist Gordy Slack offers a Crybaby Falls riveting personal and often amusing first hand account that details six weeks of some of the most widely Criminal Intent ranging fascinating and just plain surreal testimony in US legal history a battle between hard science and The Sharpshooter's Secret Son religious conservatives wishing to promote a new version of creationism in schoolsDuring the Kitzmiller vs Dover Areas School Board trial the members of the local school board defended their decision to Criminal Intent reuire teachers to present int. Several times I found myself liking then hating the author so he must have struck a chord with me First I have become interested in ID over the last 10 years so I am always interested in a fresh perspective I bought this book knowing I might not agree with the author but that was intentional To start with I was very pleased when Mr Slack admitted his prejudice in this affair that he is an atheist and even if evolution was proved incorrect he would still have faith that there is a naturalistic explanation for everything we just haven't found it yetThe setting of the book is the Dover School Board trial in 2005 where members of the board were sued after introducing a one page statement to be The Daddy List read at the beginning of freshman biology to the effect that evolution does not answer all the uestions about the origin of life and that students may find information in the The Cowboy Collection: Caitlyn's Prize / Madison's Children / A Cowboy's Plan / This Cowboy's Son / The Horseman's Secret / The Brother Returns reference section of the library specifically in Of Pandas and PeopleWe learn how badly the case was botched by the Board's defense team with a lot of help from board members who lied under oath and how the Judge then Shattered Lullaby ruled beyond the fact that the Board was doing this to impose their A Dad At Last religious view which they were but that Intelligent Design was not science I agree with the author and the judge on the first point but have trouble with the second and there is where the authors pointed prejudice most bothered methere is a The Consummate Cowboy real interesting part where we meet a fellow journalist from Italy covering the case His perspective was most illuminating in that while he did believe in natural selection but also thought that the evangelical movement in the US was doing so much good in protecting the country and even the world from the slide into humanism that he sees in his own country that you feel is Crave routing for the IDersSlack by the way believes Christians of all types are destroying the world and evangelicals are just the worst of the groupOh well it is a good book for conversation starters but best be with friends who can debate without A Daddy for Dillon rancor

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Elligent design alongside evolution as an explanation for the origins and diversity of life on earth The trial revealed much than a disagreement about how to approach science education It showed two essentially different and conflicting views of the world and the lengths some people will go to promote their own The ruling by George W Bush appointed Judge John Jones III was unexpected in its stridency Not only did he conclude that intelligent design was religion and not science and therefore had no place in a science classroom he scolded the school board for wasting public time and m. I found this a fascinating read though like the high school kids Slack interviewed I wonder what all the fuss is about As the Italian journalist he meets says “I don’t believe in ID theory as science but it doesn’t matter The crucial point is that science alone shouldn’t be able to decide the meaning of education or tell people what to think about the origin of life” Like many of the scientists for the prosecution I am a Christian who believes in evolution—I don’t see that they’re mutually exclusive Studying evolution in school shouldn’t be taboo just as studying Intelligent Design shouldn’t be as long as it’s treated as a theoretical subject and not an absolute My husband went to a Catholic high school where he not only studied evolution but also religions other than Christianity Accepting God is a matter of faith—I see examples of His influence every day—no one needs to prove it to me I thought Slack’s writing was interesting witty and fair I like that he admits his bias up front Oh and one thing—he doesn’t say what happened to those 60 copies of “Of Pandas and People” but my hope is they remained in the school library Banning them would be sort of like banning Huckleberry Finn or Harry Potter I say give the kids an opportunity to make up their own minds Cowboy at the Crossroads revealed much than a disagreement about how to approach science education It showed two essentially different and conflicting views of the world and the lengths some people will go to promote their own The Cowboy Brigade ruling by George W Bush appointed Judge John Jones III was unexpected in its stridency Not only did he conclude that intelligent design was A Cowboy's Pursuit religion and not science and therefore had no place in a science classroom he scolded the school board for wasting public time and m. I found this a fascinating A Cowboy Summer read though like the high school kids Slack interviewed I wonder what all the fuss is about As the Italian journalist he meets says “I don’t believe in ID theory as science but it doesn’t matter The crucial point is that science alone shouldn’t be able to decide the meaning of education or tell people what to think about the origin of life” Like many of the scientists for the prosecution I am a Christian who believes in evolution—I don’t see that they’re mutually exclusive Studying evolution in school shouldn’t be taboo just as studying Intelligent Design shouldn’t be as long as it’s treated as a theoretical subject and not an absolute My husband went to a Catholic high school where he not only studied evolution but also Showdown with the Sheriff religions other than Christianity Accepting God is a matter of faith—I see examples of His influence every day—no one needs to prove it to me I thought Slack’s writing was interesting witty and fair I like that he admits his bias up front Oh and one thing—he doesn’t say what happened to those 60 copies of “Of Pandas and People” but my hope is they The Conqueror's Lady / The Mercenary's Bride / His Enemy's Daughter remained in the school library Banning them would be sort of like banning Huckleberry Finn or Harry Potter I say give the kids an opportunity to make up their own minds