London Literature Festival

August 12, 2008

I just realised that I didn’t blog about the London Literature Festival.
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Creationism Vs Evolution in the US

March 6, 2008

I’ve just watched a really fantastic documentary called Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial about a court case in the US where a bunch of parents took their local school board to court for trying to force the intelligent design theory to be taught in biology classes. Luckily, the parents won. There were two points they had to prove: 1. intelligent design is not a scientific theory; and 2. the school board were motivated by religion or trying to promote religion. The judge found both of these to be the case. The program (which can be easily watched off the PBS website) covers the trial and the scientific theories that are covered and explained in the trial. It was really interesting to hear about Darwin‘s theory of evolution and its position in modern-day science, its attack from religious fundamentalists in the US and the history of the teaching of evolution in the US.

I heard about this show from the podcast The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe (currently my favourite podcast).