The Voice Of Reason Steps In
No, it's not the basso oration of John Huston as the voice of God. Rather, it is the rational thinking of a federal judge in Georgia. U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper ordered that stickers stating that evolution is "a theory, not a fact" be removed from science books in Cobb County. The judge stated that the disclaimers were an unconstitutional endorsement of religion:
"By denigrating evolution, the school board appears to be endorsing the well-known prevailing alternative theory, creationism or variations thereof, even though the sticker does not specifically reference any alternative theories."The school district's attorney, on the other hand, argued that "Science and religion are related and they're not mutually exclusive." Really? Well, scientists can explain how rain is created or why earthquakes happen, but The Peach will be damned if anyone has ever convincingly proved they were acts of God. At least this time sane minds prevailed.