Archive for November, 2007

I think it’s somewhat ironic that on the eve of the premier of PBS’s Nova production of Judgment Day which covers the story of the famous Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case I somehow stumbled across a collection of YouTube videos of Creationism vs. Evolution debate that William Buckley had on his excellent show Firing Line back on December 19, 1997.

The cast of debaters was impressive with four respected names representing each side. The debate was organized into a series of mini-debates, some one-on-one between two individuals, and some involving the whole group.

The subject of the debate:

Resolved: Evolution Should Acknowledge Creation

Moderator: Michael Kinsley

The Debaters:

Some interesting commentary and review of the debate: PBS’s Firing Line creation/evolution debate scores well for scientific view – Public Broadcasting System.

1-8 Evolution -VS- Creationism

2-8 Evolution -VS- Creationism

3-8 Evolution -VS- Creationism

4-8 Evolution -VS- Creationism

5-8 Evolution -VS- Creationism

6-8 Evolution -VS- Creationism

7-8 Evolution -VS- Creationism

8-8 Evolution -VS- Creationism


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Chris Mooney’s book, Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming, has been named one of the best books of the year by Publisher’s Weekly.

You can also keep up on what Chris Mooney has to say by checking into ScienceBlogs: The Intersection where he blogs along with Sheril Kirshenbaum. And I guess I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention that Chris Mooney is also a weekly blogger over on DeSmogBlog.com/Chris_Mooney.

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