“Breathtaking inanity”

A Bush-appointed judge pins the right label on Intelligent Design.

Yep. That about sums up the “Intelligent Design” hoax. I very much doubt that Sir Thomas More (now St. Thomas More) would approve of the antics of the “Thomas More Law Center.”

Full text of the judge’s opinion. Note that the judge is a staunch conservative, a Bush II appointee and a possible Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania.

Hat tip: PZ Meyers at Pharyngula, via Kevin Drum.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com