Sunday, February 19, 2012

Intelligent Design on Trial

On Thursday, February 16, the UNCG Atheists, Agnostics & Skeptics hosted a public screening of the PBS/NOVA special, Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial.

This documentary is truly one of the finest presentations of the (ongoing) controversy regarding the teaching of evolution in public schools. Using a Pennsylvania court case, the film works through the evidence and logic offered by those who argue for and against the supposed merit of teaching ‘Intelligent Design’ as a proposed alternative scientific theory to evolution by natural selection.

As Timothy Ferris has written, “Dogmatists like to portray science as just another dogma—to the brazen all is brass—but science is a method, not a faith… Scientists have a story of discovery to tell, dogmatists a story of obedience to authority.”

To all god-fearing anti-evolutionists out there, I encourage you to watch Intelligent Design on Trial, and see for yourself that the most prominent advocates of Intelligent Design are more interested in preserving the authority of their respective traditions than in understanding the truth. 

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