NOVA: Judgement Day - Intelligent Design on Trial

NOVA: Judgement Day - Intelligent Design on Trial

Director: Gary Johnstone, Joseph McMaster

Cast: Gary Johnstone, Joseph McMaster

     
 
At a time when Darwin's theory of evolution is continually being challenged by proponents to Intelligent Design, the award-winning filmmakers at Nova explores the concept of evolution and ask whether or not Intelligent Design is truly a valid scientific alternative by examining the public uproar that erupted when science teachers in Dover, Pennsylvania public

Overview

At a time when Darwin's theory of evolution is continually being challenged by proponents to Intelligent Design, the award-winning filmmakers at Nova explores the concept of evolution and ask whether or not Intelligent Design is truly a valid scientific alternative by examining the public uproar that erupted when science teachers in Dover, Pennsylvania public schools were asked to read a letter stating that life was too complex to have evolved as Darwin hypothesized. When the teachers refused to read the letter and banned together with parents to file a federal lawsuit accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state, the resulting trial sent lawyers and expert witnesses scrambling. In this documentary, the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District is covered through reenactments based on actual court transcripts, as well as interviews conducted with key participants and actual scientists.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
UPC:
0783421416994
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
74,802

Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators; Access to the NOVA web site; Described video for the visually impaired

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Judgement Day - Intelligent Design on Trial
1. Introduction [3:19]
2. Darwin in the Classroom [10:51]
3. Evolution or Intervention? [13:21]
4. Taking Stands [12:00]
5. Darwin and the Human Genome [20:49]
6. Dover Divided [3:31]
7. The Bacterial Flagellum [16:06]
8. The Smoking Gun [12:21]
9. The Wedge [11:21]
10. The Verdict and Its Aftermath [9:52]

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