Campaign opposes 'intelligent design'

DefCon mobilizes
Hundreds of clergy, scientists and academics have launched a grassroots campaign to oppose religious conservatives, beginning with concerted opposition to the teaching of “intelligent design” in public school science classes.

The Campaign to Defend the Constitution (DefCon) began publicly mobilizing September 29 for a full-fledged battle against what it considers an imminent threat to American democracy, public education and scientific leadership.

The launch of the DefCon campaign coincided with the start of a court battle in Dover, Pennsylvania, over the legality of teaching intelligent design in public schools alongside Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.


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