The other day I busted on public television (just a little) for being completely disconnected from reality. It’s only fair, then, that I take a moment to give WGBH and Nova props for last night’s documentary Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial. The show covered the events that took place last year in Dover, Pennsylvania, when my hero Eugenie Scott and so many others took it upon themselves to defend a school from the ignorance of creationism.
(An aside about Eugenie Scott: I don’t use the word “hero” lightly. If you don’t know her, you should. Check out our interview of her on The Skeptics’ Guide here, and visit The National Center for Science Education here. My dream is to one day have half her intelligence, wit, and beauty. That’s all, gushing over!)
Anyway, if you missed last night’s showing, have no fear. Whet your appetite with this amusing clip uploaded by Norm over at OneGoodMove, plus this other shorter clip showing Genie. Then check out Nova’s web site this Friday, where you’ll be able to view the show online for free. Kudos to WGBH and Nova for using the Internet to deliver high-quality, educational content to a large audience.