The excellent NOVA movie “Judgment Day” was previously available on YouTube only in snippets.
Now, though, one of our ambitious readers, Brian, has combined the parts and posted them as a single two-hour movie. I’ve embedded it below.
The movie details the shenanigans in Dover, Pennsylvania, when creationists tried to sneak the “theory” of intelligent design into high-school science classes. After an illuminating trial, during which IDers like Michael Behe were thoroughly trounced, Judge Jones pronounced intelligent design as “not science.”
The defeat marked, I think, the beginning of the end for the intelligent design movement. The Discovery Institute hasn’t been the same since: they’re now reduced to carping and whining about evolution, and criticizing the theological sophistication of people like me. A while back they promised that they’d produce “real science” and that this was right around the corner. So far, despite mighty hacks, they’ve coughed up nothing.
If you haven’t seen the film (and you should), here it is. Thanks to Brian for combining the bits and posting them.