Friday, May 19, 2006


Once Burned Twice Shy

The strongly worded decision from U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones in the Dover case hasn't driven evolution's opponents toward extinction, but it does make future legal challenges to evolution a "hot stove" no one wants to touch, says Steve Harvey, one of the plaintiffs attorneys in the Dover intelligent design trial.

It could keep evolution from facing a court challenge for a long time.

"They saw somebody else touch the stove and get burned. I think that's the lesson learned in Ohio," he said.

Harvey spoke at the annual meeting of the Northwest Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Read the full article by Jenni Laidman of The Toledo Blade, here.


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