Friday, February 03, 2006
Just a brief report for now. We'll be back later this morning with a full report on the screening of the film by Randy Olson, "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution -- Intelligent Design Circus." The film played before a full house. Interestingly, there were supporters of both intelligent design and evolution in the crowd, a rare event these days.
The film is both funny and powerful. It deserves to be seen by a wide audience.
After the film, the audience asked questions of a panel composed of intelligent design advocates John Calvert, Kathy Martin, and Jack Cashill, as well as science education supporters Bill Wagnon, Sue Gamble, and Steve Case, all of whom appeared in the film. Dave Helling of the Kansas City Star acted as moderator.
During the question and answer period, Jack Cashill was booed for asserting that over the last 2,000 years, only Western Christianity has supported science. Cashill also suggested that those who support the teaching of evolution haven't read much about it, once again eliciting groans from the audience.
Check back for a more complete report later...