THE National Center for Science Education is getting a bit frisky with their titles. They have this posted at their website — Creationism: Still crazy after all these years. It’s about this video at their YouTube channel:
Ignore the cartoonish image you see above. That vanishes as soon as you click to begin.
The video is a one-hour presentation by Eugenie Scott, which she gave at the Atheist Alliance International conference in Burbank, California. It should be no problem to ignore the atheist context in which her address is given (Scott doesn’t deal with it), and to concentrate on what she says about the foolishness of creationism.
This is a great resource for anyone who wants a refresher on the history of the creationism movement in the US. Scott uses lots of slides and offers a good of discussion of court decisions. She gives excellent refutations of the usual creationist claims, with a big emphasis on intelligent design — including the techniques and motives of the Discovery Institute. Highly recommended.
Your Curmudgeon gives this video his highest rating — Five Grumps. Check it out. If you like it, pass it on.
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