CMI’s response to PBS-TV series Evolution
The two-hour premier episode of the PBS/Nova series Evolution tries to set the tone for this propaganda effort. Much of it involves a dramatization of the life of Charles Darwin (1809–1882), interspersed with alleged evidence for evolution and against creation. Of course, they provide no space to scientific criticisms, giving the impression that there is only ‘religious’ criticism of evolution. They also ignore the rabidly atheistic faith of many of evolution’s proponents, including many of those involved in the series, e.g. Daniel Dennett, Stephen Jay Gould, Edward O. Wilson and Eugenie Scott (see also A Who's Who of evolutionists). To try to deflect the charge that the series is anti-Christian they try to pretend that evolution and ‘religion’ are compatible, with the aid of compromising churchians who deliberately overlook many key points of conflict.
To avoid the impression that this was one-sided propaganda, they claim that the Discovery Institute, part of the Intelligent Design Movement, was invited for ‘balance’. But the Discovery Institute pointed out that they declined because they would have been slotted in to the ‘religious’ objections sections whereas their objections to evolution are purely scientific. Our website also features on Episode 7: ‘What about God?’ but again the scientific objections were not shown.
It opens with a drama of Darwin and starts with Darwin’s voyage on HMS Beagle. Darwin introduces himself and Captain FitzRoy in broken Spanish to villagers in South America. They lead him to the skull of an extinct ground sloth, and this conversation occurs:
Darwin: I wonder why these creatures no longer exist.
FitzRoy: Perhaps the Ark was too small to allow them entry and they perished in the Flood.
F: What is there to laugh at?
D: Nothing, nothing.
F: Do you mock me or the Bible?
F: What sort of clergyman will you be, Mr Darwin?
D: Dreadful, dreadful.
Then the drama moves to a scene on the Beagle, where Capt. FitzRoy was reading from Genesis 1, and Darwin was below deck rolling his eyes.
There we have it—the alleged struggle between science and ‘fundamentalist’ religion. Of course, the representative of ‘fundamentalism’, Captain FitzRoy, is made to spout a silly straw man argument. Nowhere in the series is there any hint that there could be any scientific objections to evolution.Why is jabba immune to jedi mind tricks? why is it important to improve your communication skills What does upside down smiley mean? Tips on how to handle inefficient employees? how to improve excel skills what kind of benefits do companies offer who is eligible for unemployment benefits in va What does inactive ingredients mean? How to clean your wood burning tips? why do men take advice from other single men? what does eof mean how to get adafruit pitft helper What does inter mean? what are the benefits of a college education Css tricks make header shrink when scrolling down? how teens get advice How to stop self harm? what is libel definition What is the meaning of june? What are the prerequisites for nursing? what is the definition of direct democracy how many skills in skyrim What 2 new york rangers score consecutive hat tricks? how to improve latency windows 10 how did the steam engine improve trade? how to cite a dictionary definition in chicago style How to draw ears? what is the definition of mutual respect which of the following is one of the fates of an activated helper t cell? what are the benefits of pistachios nuts How to print at staples? how to improve taste buds what is good advice for a leader when listening during a meeting? What is the meaning of the song cassie by flyleaf? What is the first letter of a five letter word meaning pace j? What time does the olympic opening ceremony start? how do u measure ring size best advice when unable to attend a family wedding How to get your hair to grow faster? What is meaning of wap song? How to unblock a phone number? when do social skills develop Why not to clean your ears with q tips? Are tips taxed when received via credit card in my check? what is the benefits of vitamin c