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  • CULTURE DIGEST: Key part in Pa. ruling on Intelligent Design copied from ACLU; voters want limits on eminent domain; ...

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, December 20, 2006 (11 years ago)

    "Judge John Jones copied ... virtually verbatim 90.9 percent of his ... section on whether intelligent design is science from the ACLU ..."
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A close study of a popular court ruling on the teaching of Intelligent Design in public schools revealed that the judge copied nearly word-for-word a document written by the ACLU and passed it off as his own opinion.

    “Judge John Jones copied verbatim or virtually verbatim 90.9 percent of his 6,004-word section on whether intelligent design is science from the ACLU's proposed ‘Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law’ submitted to him nearly a month before his ruling,” John West, vice president for legal affairs at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, said Dec. 12 in a news release. Read More

  • CULTURE DIGEST: Conservatives give more than liberals, study says; NBC cuts back on editing ‘VeggieTales’

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, November 29, 2006 (11 years ago)

    "For too long, liberals have been claiming they are the most virtuous members of American society ... they have nevertheless lambasted conservatives for their [supposed] callousness in the face of social injustice."
    Arthur C. Brooks
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Per capita, Americans give more money to charity in the month of December than most nations give all year long, and Americans who attend a house of worship weekly are 25 percent more likely to give than people who rarely attend, according to a Syracuse University professor.

    “For too long, liberals have been claiming they are the most virtuous members of American society,” Arthur C. Brooks writes in his book, “Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism,” released in November. “Although they usually give less to charity, they have nevertheless lambasted conservatives for their [supposed] callousness in the face of social injustice.” Read More