Friday, December 30, 2005


Potemkin Village

Gina Passarella reports on Pepper Hamilton attorneys Eric Rothschild and Stephen G. Harvey who represented the plaintiffs in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School Board intelligent design case in
"The science is just a facade, a Potemkin village," Rothschild said.

He said the biggest challenge for his team was deconstructing the defense's argument that intelligent design is a science.

"The argument that intelligent design qualifies as science is incredibly weak," Harvey said. "Intelligent design doesn't even qualify as bad science -- it's not science."

"They have manufactured a controversy in the public arena and then insisted that it should be taught," he said.


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