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Unformatted text preview: short letter to be read to students before they were to learn of evolution and ordered the intelligent design books along with the texts that offered evolution as the cause of all things. When the biology teachers met and decided not to read the letter to their students out of protest, tempers started to flair. Over night, the eyes and ears of the American nation turned towards Dover. When eleven parents had enough, they sought legal advice from the ACLU and Pepper Hamilton LLP and decided to sue the public school district for violating the First Amendment of the Constitution because it prohibits the Government from endorsing any one particular religious view. The plaintiff eventually won the verdict because it was determined that the validity of intelligent design could not be in any way undergo the traditional testing/scrutiny of the scientific method and that it was merely another form of creationism (a religious view)....
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- Spring '08
- Evolution, Intelligent design, Dover