This coming Freethinkers’ Night is going to be a movie night! Every now and then we’ll be holding a screening of an interesting, thought provoking movie pertaining to freethought, and thereafter have a discussion about the issues covered in the film.
From the NOVA website:
In this two-hour special, NOVA captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in one of the latest battles over teaching evolution in public schools. Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants, including expert scientists and Dover parents, teachers, and town officials, "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial" follows the celebrated federal case ofKitzmiller v. Dover School District.
NOVA presents the arguments by lawyers and expert witnesses in riveting detail and provides an eye-opening crash course on questions such as "What is evolution?" and "Is intelligent design a scientifically valid alternative?" Kitzmiller v. Dover was the first legal test of intelligent design as a scientific theory, with the plaintiffs arguing that it is a thinly veiled form of creationism, the view that a literal interpretation of the Bible accounts for all observed facts about nature.
During the trial, lawyers for the plaintiffs showed that evolution is one of the best-tested and most thoroughly confirmed theories in the history of science, and that its unresolved questions are normal research problems–the type that arise in any flourishing scientific field.
This documentary won the 2008 Science Journalism Award presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to honour excellence in science reporting.
The August Freethinkers’ Night is going to take place on Thursday, 26th August 2010 at 4 Points Bar & Restaurant, Centenary Park, Kampala, starting 6PM. We will start showing the movie at exactly 6.30pm, so please keep time! There is NO entrance fee – it is FREE. After the screening of the film, we’ll have a discussion on evolution and intelligent design, which I’m sure no one will want to miss.
If you are an open minded person whose opinions are formed not by religious or cultural dogma but on the basis of science, logic, and reason and are interested in meeting like-minded individuals – you are WELCOME to join us at the meeting.
See you there!