Federal Judge Rules that “Fostering Critical Thinking” About Evolution has Secular Purpose, but Invalidates Cobb Co. Sticker Anyway

ATLANTA, JAN. 13 – Despite ruling that “fostering critical thinking” about evolution “is a clearly secular purpose,” and agreeing that the Cobb County, Georgia school district had secular, not religious reasons for adopting a textbook sticker dealing with evolution, a federal judge today struck down the sticker as unconstitutional. “Given the tepid defense of the sticker presented by the school Read More ›


It’s hard to imagine a more innocuous statement than the one the Cobb County, Ga., school board recently ordered pasted into their biology textbooks: “Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered.” Yet this disclaimer is the subject of a nationally Read More ›