Evolution textbooks row goes to court: “United States: School board in court after it tried to placate Christian fundamentalist parents by placing a sticker on science textbooks saying evolution was ‘theory, not fact’.” (Via Guardian Unlimited.)

With their usual linguistic slight of hand, the fanatics formerly known as the Christian Right have managed to conflate the technical meaning of “theory” with its popular meaning of “speculation,” thereby putting Evolution on the same footing as the Christian Right’s favored (and completely incorrect) interpretation of human origins, whose various names I refuse to mention.

Eighty years after the Scopes “Monkey Trial”, I find it hard it to believe this issue hasn’t been settled yet.