This was an unbelievable event in Dover, PA. This town was split on whether the local high school would teach Creationism (i.e. Intelligent Design) in addition to Evolution. People wanted Creationism (intelligent design) to be taught as a Scientific Theory in high school.
Creationism (Intelligent Design) is the idea that an Intelligent Creator is responsible for all living things on Earth today. This idea suggests that all life was created as it appears today and does not consider that all life could have evolved from a common ancestor through natural evolution processes.
Many people in the town demanded to add Creationism (Intelligent Design) to the high school curriculum. This excellent video describes the events that occured in the town and the ramifications that followed.
The school board introduced a "Pandas" book that supported Creationism (Intelligent Design) as an alternative scientific theory without consulting the teachers. Science teachers resigned in protest and several people in the town sued the school board for mixing Religion with State.
This legal case attracted world-wide attention and I could not believe this occurred as late as 2004.
This is an outstanding video. As usual NOVA does it best.
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