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In a tiny town of Dover in eastern Pennsylvania, in 2004, the local school board ordered science teachers to read to their high school biology students a statement that suggested there is an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called "Intelligent Design." NOVA captures the emotional conflict in the historic six-week trial, Kitzmiller v. Dover School District, which was closely watched by the world's media.
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Legit, Fair and Very Entertaining

I thought this documentary told the events in a fair and unvarnished way. It strictly told the facts from both sides. They interviewed people on both sides of the issue and did not interfere ...Read complete review

I thought this documentary told the events in a fair and unvarnished way. It strictly told the facts from both sides. They interviewed people on both sides of the issue and did not interfere or try to coerce people in any way.

In court, the evidence that the Evolution side had was riveting. They were able to answer questions very succinctly. The evidence was so good that even the fundamentalist right wing judge had to rule for the Evolution side.

A lot of people make judgments without knowing any of the evidence. If you do not know why you do or don't believe in Evolution watch this film and many of your questions will be answered.

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Great presentation..poor execution

This is a wonderfully produced film about the Dover school trial. Unfortunately the narrator uses a lot of biased words in the presentation. It is clear form the beginning that the makers of this ...Read complete review

This is a wonderfully produced film about the Dover school trial. Unfortunately the narrator uses a lot of biased words in the presentation. It is clear form the beginning that the makers of this film were rooting for one side over the other. Even with that you can still get a lot of good information, the fact that the court testimony in the reenactment is taken directly form the court transcripts is great.

I would recommend this film for someone that is studying the case but would avoid showing to anyone that does not understand the bias nature of the presentation of those facts.

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4.0

It Restores One's Faith - in America.

By John

from The Deep, Deep South

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial DVD:

I thoroughly enjoyed this documentary's coverage of the trouncing of Big Ignorance by facts in a US courtroom. Whenever I'm feeling down over the state of the nation, I fire up this presentation and watch the good guys win, fair and square.
The film definitely underscores something that rational people have known for generations: When ignorance is questioned, the unenlightened will stoop to anything to defend their positions, be it lying, cheating, or worse. It's hard to win an argument with the other side when the other side simply makes things up in its own defense. But get the other side into a court of law, where lying is not allowed, and beating them is a cakewalk. I loved watching the proponents of intelligent design being forced to admit that no evidence exists to support their "theory" in front of a judge. Much like "miracle cures" available in third world countries for the terminally ill, the Intelligent Design industry exists for a single reason - to make money off of those desperate to have their beliefs defended. The ID industry was never prepared to defend itself in a court of law, as is underscored by its embarrassingly lopsided defeat(Spoiler Alert!).
If I have a single qualm with the piece, it is that a number of the players on the plaintiffs' side discuss their Christian faith as if it lends credence to their anti-intelligent design position. It does not. I look forward to the day in which an atheist or an agnostic can make such a statement in an effort to boost his or her credibility with an audience.
Enjoy the documentary. It will restore your faith in America

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Judge for yourself

By Jo FitWit

from Oxford, OH

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial DVD:

This documentary presents the perfect combination of the personal becoming political, legal constructs, and current scientific thought. Certain members of the Dover school board, in a well-intended but ill advised decision, tried to force creationism/intelligent design into biology classes. Unlike the Scopes' trial 60 some years previously, in this case the jurist determined that current knowledge on both ID and evolution were necessary to make an informed decision on the suit. The resultant clash creates the kind of drama for which writers of fiction can only strive. This documentary/docudrama presents a calm,even-handed treatment of the case (letting the events provide the excitment). In a classroom, this DVD would be appropriate for any social science (such as sociology, poli sci, history, psych, gov)or "hard" science (especially, biology, where it came add a touch of the dramatic, in case mitochondria and ATP aren't exciting enough).

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for kids

By Lwanda

from Seattle, Washington

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial DVD:

Do you have anything by Carl Jung?

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Education for me.

By ChicagoDutch

from Elk Grove Village, IL

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial DVD:

The story taught me very much about the way to think about evolution. Of course it is in America a controversial subject. The story and DVD clearly showed me how difficult it will be to put arguments against the overwhelming evidence in favor of evolution.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Treatment

By drken

from South Bend, IN

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial DVD:

Wonderful treatment of this subject. Lets everyone have a say, the chips fall where the evidence is greatest.

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