Thought I’d bring to your attention a documentary which recently aired in the US on PBS (title above). It is a documentary about the legal battle which was recently (couple of years ago) brought to the world’s attention the requirement that Intelligent Design be taught in biology classes in Dover county, Pennsylvania. The case of Kitzmiller et al versus The Dover Area School District boiled-down to whether ID is a science or not. The documentary follows the case from the events prior to the international media attention until the verdict delivered earlier this year by Judge Jones (a conservative, Bush-appointed judge). Now by pointing that out, am I arguing via Ad Hominem the reason why his decision was wrong or am I pointing-out that the truth goes beyond politics? I guess you’ll have to see.
It has interviews with all the major players in the case and reenactments from court transcripts of the key evidence and testimonies from the trial.
You can watch the entire 2-hour streamed video online at PBS. There will be a later release on DVD format (for NTSC players - darn) or if you’re enterprising you can downoad a copy that some anonymous person may have recorded from TV on the night and converted to high-quality AVI files (700MB times two) via a peer-to-peer sharing network. I’m of course only claiming that I’ve heard of such peer-to-peer networks existing somewhere which are probably accessible via micro-torrent. But then again, if a TV program is presented in its entirety for free on the original network’s and producers’ websites, what’s the difference downloading it?
Anyway, you decide; online tiny videos or offline HiDef AVIs.
P.S. Am I the only one who noticed Mr. Gillen’s funny clip-on tie (Chapter 4 about 5:50) ??