No Christian Taliban is taking over your school board.

No Christian Taliban is taking over your school board.

No Christian Taliban is taking over your school board.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Dec. 27 2004 4:18 PM

Creation Myth

No Christian Taliban is taking over your school board.

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Eight families are suing to stop a Pennsylvania school district from teaching children "intelligent design," a theory that suggests a higher intelligence was necessary to create the world. The school district intends to present both evolution and ID as theories. Sunday's Washington Post featured the case as evidence of an antievolution "counteroffensive" by school boards around the country. One plaintiff told the Post that ID was "theocratic." But two years ago, when liberals thought ID was taking over Ohio, Slate's William Saletan debunked the antitheocracy hysteria, exposing ID as "a big nothing. It's non-living, non-breathing proof that religion has surrendered its war against science."