Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Darwin's Dilemma Is On!

The film Darwin's Dilemma, which was originally going to be shown at the California Science Center is now going to be shown at the University of Southern California.

Guess that shoots the First Amendment argument in the head, doesn't it?

The press release from the Discovery Institute is here. It is still full of nonsense, however:
Filmed on four continents, Darwin's Dilemma examines some of the most important fossil discoveries ever made and with them, a mystery deeper than Charles Darwin ever imagined. For the fossil record of the Cambrian Explosion does not reveal the gradual development of life forms as Darwin posited in his work, but a period in which compound eyes, articulated limbs, sophisticated sensory organs and skeletal frames burst into existence seemingly out of nowhere. Produced by Illustra Films Directed by Lad Allen. To read more about the movie go to www.darwinsdilemma.org. Following the premiere will be a panel discussion featuring Lad Allen (director), Jonathan Wells, author of Icons of Evolution and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, and David Berlinski, author of The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions.
It would be fun to go to it but I don't have 1500 dollars just lying around so I will have to catch it in reruns.
Now playing: Amy Grant - Lead Me On
via FoxyTunes


  1. Anonymous2:15 PM

    There are 6 videos on youtube from a lecture by Stephen Westrop, an actual paleontologist who studies the Cambrian 'explosion'. The video is not brilliant quality but the sound is fine. Here's the first;

    There is nobody with an ounce of credibility or credentials in the paleontological community who works for the D.I. .

  2. Thanks for the link. I will check them out.

  3. Regarding the first Amendment, USC is a private school, so there shouldn't be any constitutional strictures one way or another.

  4. AMW corrects my mistaken impression that USC is a private school. He is correct. I got them confused with UCLA and the rest of the UC system. Stoopid.