As a resident of the city where the “Trial of the Century” (hyperbole intended) played out in Judge Jones’ courtroom in the Federal Courthouse here, I urge everyone to set their TIVO’s up to record Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, which will be shown on most PBS stations this coming Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 8:00 PM (at least locally – check your local listings).
I can’t say whether it will be any good, but it will be interesting, no doubt, if it simply sticks to the actual case. It’s a real life drama, not some trumped up Lifetime for Women psuedo-drama created for entertainment value. The stakes were high, international attention was focused on it, and the results were singularly devastating to the creationist Intelligent Design movement.
If you want to pursue the matter further, after watching the program, there are two books that I know have already been published, one reviewed here, and the other fittingly written by a great great grandson of Charles Darwin. In addition, the opinion of Judge Jones in the Kitzmiller v. Dover case is must reading for anyone investigating the “controversy”. The ACLU also has a page devoted to the issue on their website.
I just regret that I do not own a TIVO.