Re: Fwd: [asa] The Swift-Boating of Judge Jones

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Sat Dec 16 2006 - 18:57:22 EST

The continuation of the Swift boating is continuing with the Discovery
Institute accusing Jones of plagiarising his Commencement Address at
Dickinson College
Seems the DI is intent on destroying this judge and fellow Christian
for his Kitzmiller ruling.

Sad and disgusting.

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2006/12/did_judge_jones_plagiarize_sch.html#more

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Judge Jones appears to have engaged in unattributed copying outside
the courtroom as well. Compare the following passages and decide for
yourself whether this new finding constitutes plagiarism.

Judge Jones' Commencement Address at Dickinson College (2006):

    "...our Founding Fathers... possessed a great confidence in an
individual's ability to understand the world and its most fundamental
laws through the exercise of his or her reason... The Founders
believed that true religion was not something handed down by a church
or contained in a Bible, but was to be found through free, rational
inquiry... this core set of beliefs led the Founders... to secure
their idea of religious freedom by barring any alliance between church
and state." (http://www.dickinson.edu/commencement/2006/address.html)

Compare that to Frank Lambert's, The Founding Fathers and the Place of
Religion in America (Princeton University Press, 2003):

    "The Founding Fathers... had great confidence in the individual's
ability to understand the world and its most fundamental laws through
the exercise of his or her reason. To them, true religion was not
something handed down by a church or contained in the Bible but rather
was to be found through free rational inquiry...the framers sought to
secure their idea of religious freedom by barring any alliance between
church and state."

    (Frank Lambert, The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in
    America, pg. 3 (2003). You can also find this material online at
http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/i7500.html)
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