Looks like I can harden my reserve to never again eat Domino?s pizza ? not that I liked it much anyway. The Thomas Moore Law Center, founded by ?za magnate Thomas Monaghan, is representing the defending Dover school board that tried passing off intelligent design as real science. As a card carrying Pennsylvanian, I?ll be closely watching the proceedings in our neighbor county. But I actually have little faith that the A.C.L.U. will be able to successfully convince district judge John E. Jones III (a Bush appointee from 2002) that there is indeed a difference between theology and biology.

That?s not to say that there?s no hope. I had a chance to talk with my father over the weekend on the matter. A litigator himself and a devout Catholic, he?s a brilliant man with a penchant for theological argument that has sadly declined with his hearing. Having grown up under...

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