November 07, 2007

Judgment Day: Must See TV

On Tuesday, November 13, PBS will be airing Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial at 8:00 PM. Per the accompanying press release,

NOVA captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in one of the latest battles over teaching evolution in public schools in Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial. Co-produced with Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, Inc., the film will air as a two-hour special on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 8pm ET/PT on PBS (check local listings).

Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants, including expert scientists and Dover parents, teachers, and town officials, the program follows the celebrated federal case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District.
A NOVA companion site is already available, but that's no reason not to watch. This should prove a very interesting program, particularly judging by the ongoing frettings of the Discovery Institute, the leading organization behind Intelligent Design Creationism who are already making the rather bizarre claim that having teachers use the program in classrooms violates the separation of church and state. That's the last thing a bunch of Creationists would ever want to do, after all.

I expect that everyone who reads this blog will be watching Judgment Day on Tuesday, 11/13. There will be a test. I'm going to advise the students in the classes I teach to watch it, too.

Please spread the word about this program airing! Thanks.

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