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Library Shows Film for Darwin Day

Promotional image for documentary Judgment Day (from PBS website, used for educational purpose.)

Promotional image for documentary Judgment Day (from PBS website, used for educational purpose.)

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday and to promote public understanding of evolutionary sciences and their place in civilization, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will feature a showing of the award winning PBS NOVA documentary Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial. The Robert R. Muntz Library will show the documentary and feature commentary and remarks from distinguished UT Tyler faculty. Our speakers for the evening will provide context for the film as well as answer questions from the audience. Our speakers are:

Dr. Wesley Hickey, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

and

Dr. Don Killebrew, Department Chair and Professor of Biology

The details are: What: Darwin Day Film Presentation: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial. Where: LIB 401 When: Wednesday February 11, 2009 starting 6:00pm. The library will provide light refreshments. About the film: In 2004, the Dover (Pennsylvania) school board ordered its science teachers to deliver a statement in biology classes about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution known as intelligent design. The teachers refused to comply, and this led to the 2004 case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District where teachers and parents sued the Dover School District for violating the constitutional separation of chuch and state. The documentary explores the arguments, looks at the turmoil that tore the community, and provides an overview of the key questions. This event is part of the international Darwin Day celebrations. To learn more about Darwin Day and Charles Darwin and his legacy, visit the Darwin Day website at http://darwinday.org.

This event is free and open to the public.

Published by root on 30 Jan

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