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Judgment day [videorecording] : intelligent design on trial / produced by Joseph McMaster, Gary Johnstone, Vanessa Tovell ; written by Joseph McMaster ; directed by Gary Johnstone, Joseph McMaster ; a production by NOVA and Vulcan Productions, Inc. ; in association with The Big Table Film Company
Alternate (uniform) Title Nova (Television program)
Alternate Title Intelligent design on trial [videorecording]
Subtitle on container: Evolution vs. intelligent design [videorecording]
Widescreen ed
[Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, [2008]
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  QH362 .J83 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Evolution (Biology) -- Study and teaching -- Law and legislation -- Pennsylvania -- Dover
Creationism -- Study and teaching -- Law and legislation -- Pennsylvania -- Dover
Intelligent design (Teleology) -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Religion and science -- Pennsylvania
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Physical Description 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD, NTSC; region 1
Language Closed-captioned; with optional audio description for the visually impaired
Cast Lewis Hancock, Nigel Whitney, Richard Laing, James Jordan, Debora Weston, Glenn Wragg, Jay Benedict, Jeff Harding
Performer/Participant Narrator: Jay O. Sanders
Credits Editor, Jonathan Sahula ; music, Rob Morsberger ; directors of photography, Christopher Titus King ... [et al.]
Note Originally broadcast on Nov. 13, 2007 as an episode of the PBS television program, Nova
Copyright date on credit frame: 2007; copyright date on container: 2008
DVD-ROM features: Teaching materials (PDF); access to the Nova website
Summary "Judgment day: intelligent design on trial" captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania, in a landmark battle over the teaching of evolution in public schools. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design--the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and so must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply, and both parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state. ... Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants and expert scientists, this program presents the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District."--Container
Contents Darwin in the classroom -- Evolution or intervention? -- Taking stands -- Darwin and the human genome -- Dover divided -- The bacterial flagellum -- The smoking gun -- The wedge -- The verdict and its aftermath
Alternate Author McMaster, Joseph
Johnstone, Gary, 1959-
Sanders, Jay O., 1953-
Vulcan Productions
Big Table Film Company
WGBH Video (Firm)

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