From Freddy’s "Why cant we all just get along" File –
Jez, enough said already! C’mon lets move on please. Wouldn’t it be nice if folks could spend just a little of their wasted lives on more meaningful pursuits? Oh , might world peace, hunger, aids & a few other diseases & causes benefit from a bit of this wasted energy, eh? Talk about beating a subject to death. How much time can be wasted debating established facts? Kansas, here’s an invitation to move into the 20 century.
Courtesy of C/net this morning – http://news.com.com/Dodos+film+pecks+holes+in+evolution+debate/2100-11395-6040741.html?part=dht&tag=nl.e703
"In Stony Brook, N.Y., a 500-seat auditorium was swamped for a Feb. 10 screening, and guards had to lock the doors and turn away an overflow crowd. In Kansas, where the first screening of Olson’s film took place, the documentary was greeted with laughter and applause, but the following panel discussion between evolutionists and intelligent design proponents degenerated into chaos.
"It was very sad and ugly when it broke down to a shouting match and turned into a whole big uproar. You could see people in the audience turning their heads away saying ‘Oh God, here we go again,’" Olson said in an interview with CNET News.com.
The filmmaker was born and raised in Kansas, where the State Board of Education last year decided to support the teaching of intelligent design in schools. Intelligent design holds that life is too complex to have developed through random mutations, as proponents of evolution believe.
Olson, an evolutionary ecologist with a Ph.D. from Harvard University, has watched the controversy between religion and science brew for several years. Having left science teaching for filming, he decided to go back to Kansas and do a documentary that makes sense of the debate."