Nova Smackdown


I just got done watching the NOVA special on the Dover, PA, trial back in 2005–the famous Intelligent Design case. In respect to its content and performance, I say “Magnifico!” The only thing I can think of at the moment that would have made it better would be the greater level of time given to Dr. Robert Pennock; he is a Michigan State professor, after all. Perhaps that is just my bias. However, I do recommend his works on the subject, such as Tower of Babel and Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics.

I think PBS will be putting the whole show up on their website in the very near future, and you can bet it will be up on YouTube in no time. What can I say? Good science acts as a powerful meme. It will propagate.

I also recommend reading the transcripts and judge’s decision (Warning: PDF file).

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