A "review the legal history of creationism and intelligent design "theory"" by Lenny Flank:
Excerpt from Daily Kos:
Since Bill Nye the Science Guy wants to debate Ken Ham--an incredibly naive and counterproductive idea, btw--I thought this would be a good time to review the legal history of creationism and intelligent design "theory". While Bill Nye wastes his breath trying to teach science to the anti-scientific, the rest of us should keep in mind that there is really only ONE "debate" that matters here, and that is simply "is it legal to teach creationism in the US?" And here is the answer . . . "No, it's not. Period. End of debate."
The history of the creationist movement is worth studying in detail, though--creationism has always been a microcosm of the entire rightwing conservative movement and has always been its wedge issue...
Read more at Creationism-A-Legal-History-Part-One
By the way, I was alerted to the Daily Kos article by a comment at the blog of Canadian biologist, professor. Larry Moran: Sandwalk