HARRISBURG, PA — In one of the biggest courtroom clashes between faith and evolution since the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, a federal judge barred a Pennsylvania public school district yesterday from teaching "intelligent design" in biology class, saying that the concept is creationism in disguise.
Judge John E. Jones of U.S. District Court delivered a stinging attack on the Dover Area School Board, saying that its decision in October 2004, the first in the nation, to insert intelligent design into the science curriculum violated the constitutional separation of church and state.
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