Everything old is new again
I'm sure some of you paid attention to the goings-on in Cobb county, Georgia, earlier this year. To sum up, evolution-deniers had placed the infamous "evolution is a theory, not a fact" disclaimer sticker on biology textbooks in the district. Other parents sued to have them removed. In January, U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper said that the sticker violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment--bye-bye stickers. The ruling was appealed, and the hearing for that appeal is scheduled to be held later this week.
So, now what you're up to speed, check out Nick's finding: a 1925 quote from the LA Times discussing evolution as a "theory, not a fact." Man, can't *anyone* on their side come up with some new material?