Intelligent Design on Trial

Ear­li­er this week, PBS’s NOVA aired a two-hour pro­gram revis­it­ing the con­tro­ver­sial fed­er­al case, Kitzmiller v. Dover School Dis­trict, which asked whether “intel­li­gent design” could be taught in Amer­i­can schools along­side Dar­win’s the­o­ry of evo­lu­tion. Intel­li­gent design essen­tial­ly holds that “life is too com­plex to have evolved nat­u­ral­ly and there­fore must have been designed by an intel­li­gent agent.” And, along the way, it effec­tive­ly attempts to make God’s role in cre­at­ing the world a sci­en­tif­ic fact, not an item of faith. You can see how the back­ers of intel­li­gent design ulti­mate­ly fared. NOVA has made the pro­gram avail­able online for free. It’s divid­ed into 12 videos, and you can watch them here. For a com­plete descrip­tion of the pro­gram, click here.

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