In a move likely to have an impact on the teaching in science classes across America, voters came down hard Nov. 8 on school board members in Dover, Pa., who backed a statement on intelligent design being read in biology class. Dover voters defeated eight Republicans and replaced them with Democrats who want the concept of intelligent design stripped from the science curriculum.

The election unfolded amid a landmark federal trial involving the Dover public schools and the question of whether intelligent design promotes the Bible's view of creation. Eight Dover families sued, saying it violates the


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