Monday, November 12, 2007

I expect letters


Nova's Judgement Day: Intelligent Design on Trial airs tomorrow (Tuesday, 13 November) on PBS. The show has already received excellent reviews, including one in Nature (in the 8 November issue, subscription required for online version). The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) offers a few quotes from the review here.

I predict that, for some weeks following the show, the two York (Pennsylvania) newspapers will carry another load of letters to the editors. Other than possibly noting what the outcome of the trial was, I strongly suspect that most of the letters will be virtually identical to ones printed before the trial was over.

The buffoons at the Discovery Institute have posted a complaint about the show.It's the same old tired sour grapes whining. I wonder why they did not bother to complain when PBS broadcast the anti-science show, The Privileged Planet: The Search for Purpose in the Universe a while back.

UPDATE: I missed it when it appeared, but Mike Argento, York Daily Record columnist, had a related note in his blog. The news of perjury and obstruction of justice charges against Barry Bonds after four years of investigation reminded Argento of actions by certain Dover board members. One (of two) comments referred to the Nova presentation.

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