Federal Judge Rules That Intelligent Design Can't Be Taught as Science

In a broad and withering opinion, a federal judge ruled last month that intelligent design was nothing more than creationism in disguise and that it was therefore unconstitutional to teach it in a public-school science classroom.

The judge, John E. Jones III of the U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa., took proponents of intelligent design to task in his 139-page opinion, saying that they wished to "change the ground rules of science to make room for religion, specifically, beliefs