Feature

‘Intelligent design’ on trial

The week's news at a glance.

Harrisburg, Pa.

Eighty years after the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, the theory of evolution was back in court this week. Eleven Pennsylvania parents challenged their school board’s right to introduce the theory of “intelligent design” into ninth-grade biology classes. The Dover Area School District was the first in the nation to order that students be told that Darwin’s theory of natural selection had “gaps,” and that one way to explain them was “intelligent design,” which holds that evolution was guided by a higher power. The ACLU and the parents claim the school board violated the separation of church and state by pushing the Bible’s story of Creation “under a different name.” But a lawyer for the school board said the case “is about free inquiry in education, not a religious agenda.”

Recommended

DHS says it 'is not and will not send' Haitian migrants to Guantanamo Bay
Haitian migrants at southern border
Haitian migrants

DHS says it 'is not and will not send' Haitian migrants to Guantanamo Bay

Kabul's holdover mayor says he finds Taliban 'more tolerant'
Taliban fighters.
afghanistan

Kabul's holdover mayor says he finds Taliban 'more tolerant'

Macron and Biden patch things up
Biden and Macron.
friends again

Macron and Biden patch things up

Boris Johnson says French should 'prenez un grip'
Boris Johnson.
not lost in translation

Boris Johnson says French should 'prenez un grip'

Most Popular

7 cartoons about America's vaccine fights
Editorial Cartoon.
Feature

7 cartoons about America's vaccine fights

Did Theranos Lose Afghanistan?
Elizabeth Holmes and James Mattis.
Samuel Goldman

Did Theranos Lose Afghanistan?

Feds charge 2 GOP operatives with funneling Russian's money to Trump campaign
Ron Paul and Jesse Benton
Loose ends

Feds charge 2 GOP operatives with funneling Russian's money to Trump campaign