Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial


In September of 2005, the little town of Dover, Pennsylvania, was caught in the spotlight of one of the most divisive federal court cases in recent history. The contenders were the scientific theory of evolution versus the so-called 'theory' of intelligent design, with proponents of the former arguing that the public teaching of the latter would constitute a violation of the separation of church and state delineated in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution, and the latter arguing that intelligent-design is a legitimate scientific theory.

With a conservative Christian judge appointed by creationist president George W. Bush himself, the stakes were as high as they could get, and the future of science education in the country hung in the balance. After careful deliberation conducted over the course of a month subsequent to the end of the trial, Judge John E. Jones III came up with a 139-page verdict that shocked the nation. Watch as NOVA reenacts the crucial points of this landmark legal case.




I just love what Phillip Johnson, the father of ID, says of evolution:
It's an imaginative story that has been spun on the basis of very little evidence.
Funny... that's exactly what I thought of virgins birthing gods, or men walking on water, or men miraculously ascending into outer space. What the hell was I thinking?
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