Tune In: Behind the Darwin debate

On Sept. 24, 2009, as part of a yearlong celebration of “Darwin’s Evolving Legacy,” SMU hosted a discussion of the legal, ethical and journalistic issues surrounding the making of the NOVA documentary film “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial.” The panel included key participants in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, the landmark case that inspired the PBS documentary.

Revisit the debate with John E. Jones, the federal judge who in 2005 barred a Pennsylvania public school district from teaching “intelligent design”; Paula Apsell and Melanie Wallace, NOVA producers of the documentary; plaintiff’s council Eric Rothschild; and Lauri Lebo, a Dover-area journalist and author of The Devil in Dover.

Click the YouTube screen to watch the panel discussion.

Visit SMU’s “Darwin’s Evolving Legacy” homepage

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