Friday, November 09, 2007

PBS Nova Program -- Documentary on Kitzmiller v. Dover

Wow, I'm not going to miss this one. The science journal Nature gives this program a glowing review:

Excepts from Adam Rutherford's review in Nature:

"Conflict between religion and science has rarely been of more concern. Whereas the rhetoric of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and others has little measurable effect, the outcome of a juryless trial in a two-bit Pennsylvania town in 2005 had a profound impact on how science is taught throught the United States, and beyond"

"... the Kitzmiller v. Dover verdict, matched this September with the outlawing of intelligent design in the UK national curriculum, marked the official neutering of this unpleasant, sneaky movement in much of the western world. Judgment Day is just the sort of thoughtful programming that celebrates how sensible people -- faithful and otherwise -- can use science and reason to combat fundamentalism."

The web site for the program contains audio clips, additional resources, an educators guide, and links to all of the trial's legal documentation.
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Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial: Science is 'Exhibit A' in a landmark trial on the teaching of evolution. Airs on PBS November 13, 2007
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