Judgment day on intelligent design

Today’s the day, everyone.

I haven’t mentioned this before, but the documentary on the trial over the teaching of “intelligent design” creationism in the classroom in Dover, Pennsylvania two years ago is set to premiere on your local PBS station tonight at 8 PM. The Nova documentary, Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, already has the Discovery Institute up in arms because from all reports thus far (and indeed from the content of the documentary website, which presents fossil evidence and a detailed discussion of evolution) it is uncompromising in its viewpoint that ID is not science.

Good. What we need is less false “balance,” where any viewpoint, no matter how unsupported by science, is given an airing as “the other side.” Now if we could only get Richard Dawkin’s evaluation of “alternative” medicine or an American equivalent aired on PBS.