I’m somewhat embarassed to admit that I ran across a link to this New York Times article on Slashdot. However, having admitted that I do, in fact, read Slashdot on a regular basis, let me move on to the actual content of the article. For those of you too lazy to read the article, or too paranoid to put up with the Times’ free registration, here’s a quick summary: Imax theaters have begun rejecting some films that make references to evolution, for fear that showing these films will cause too much controversy among Christian Conservatives.
Craig was kind enough to send me a link to this cnn.com article about the teaching of Intelligent Design in Dover, PA. A bit of background: after a rather contentious debate, the school board in Dover has decided that Intelligent Design should be taught alongside the theory of evolution. “Intelligent Design,” of course, is the claim that living organisms are irreducibly complex; in other words, they are too complicated to have arisen without the intervention of some superior intelligence.