Best American Ringing Defeat of Religion Masquerading as Science

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Intelligent designs

Judge John E. Jones attracted national and international attention with his landmark decision ruling against the Dover School District’s efforts to promote the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution. Now, the judge’s prose has made its way into the latest edition of “The Best American Nonrequired Reading.”

The anthology is edited by Dave Eggers(, and compiled by a committee of readers, mostly California high-school and college students. It includes their choices for the year’s best magazine articles, short stories, speeches, cartoons and more.

An excerpt from Mr. Jones’s U.S. District Court decision is included under the title “Best American Ringing Defeat of Religion Masquerading as Science.”