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November 05, 2005

Mike Argento and the Dover, PA ID Trial

For those of you who have been following the basics of the "Intelligent Design" trial in Dover, Pennsyvania, here's an excellent resource for a more or less daily perspective on what's been going down there: York Daily Record columnist Mike Argento had been attending the trial from start to finish (which was yesterday) and has been writing rather acidly about the proceedings. He's not Mencken at the Scopes Monkey Trial, but that doesn't mean he's not been doing a fine job. Also, he's clearly having fun with it. His blog has all the relevant columns -- they start on September 23rd and conclude with an entry today. It's good stuff.

Posted by john at November 5, 2005 11:50 AM

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Scott Westerfeld | November 5, 2005 03:42 PM

Wow, the school board members are so transparently unable to keep track of their own lies. They seem to think they can just erase previous statements, change their past motivations, and generally change history by repeating stuff that baldly isn't true.

I wonder where they got that idea?

Maybe someone should have explained in wingnut training camp that school board officials can't invoke executive privilege . . .

Dawno | November 5, 2005 04:05 PM

Thank you for pointing out the wonderful writing of Mike Argento. I'm having a wonderful time reading those posts.

Leslie | November 5, 2005 05:15 PM

Argento's writing is delicious - thanks for the pointer!

Karl | November 5, 2005 10:41 PM

Very entertaining. I wish I knew about this sooner.

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John Scalzi | November 6, 2005 03:05 PM

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Kristy | November 10, 2005 10:11 PM

I'm suddenly embarassed to be wearing my University of Idaho Alumni shirt today. I knew Scott Minnich was wierd (beyond the normal scientist stereotype), but expert witness for ID? Oy. Good thing he didn't try to teach me that in any of the classes I took from him.

idiot | November 30, 2005 02:04 PM

i am an idiot and i am lead by richard simmons