Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Answered Prayers

Time magazine has named Judge John Jones one of the world's 100 most influential people -- and put him on the cover (bottom row, fourth from the right):

Here's an excerpt:

"Judge John Jones must have seemed like the answer to creationists' prayers: a Bush-appointed Republican federal judge, and a Lutheran to boot, chosen by lot to decide whether school-board guidance on the teaching of intelligent design to public schools in Dover, Pa., breached the First Amendment separation of church and state. When Jones delivered his judgment in December, however, he proved to be the answer to Darwinians' prayers instead."

Best line from the Jones profile:

"Intelligent design was indeed a euphemism specially intended to get around judges. But it didn't get past Jones... "

And here's the link to Matt Ridley's profile.


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