Movie: No Dinosaurs in Heaven

Movie: No Dinosaurs in Heaven

Eugenie C. Scott, Ph.D.
Eugenie C. Scott

August 28, 2011
IMAX Theatre
Kleman Plaza
Tallahassee, FL

Because of travel complications due to Hurricane Irene, Scott will not be present in person, but she will be discussing the film and taking questions via the internet.

"No Dinosaurs in Heaven" is a film essay that examines the hijacking of science education by religious fundamentalists, threatening the separation of church and state and dangerously undermining scientific literacy. Tallahassee Scientific Society logoDinosaur ConstellatioinThe documentary weaves together two strands: an examination of the problem posed by creationists who earn science education degrees only to advocate anti-scientific beliefs in the classroom; and a visually stunning raft trip down the Grand Canyon, led by Dr. Eugenie Scott, that debunks creationist explanations for its formation. These two strands expose the fallacies in the "debate," manufactured by anti-science forces, that creationism is a valid scientific alternative to evolution.

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