PBS Evolution A Critical Review


Lab scientists challenging Darwin ‘Intelligent design’ theory supports a thoughtful creator

Matt Carter discusses the PBS series “Evolution” in an article published for the Tri-Valley Herald: Two scientists at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and a UC Berkeley researcher are among 100 scientists who are publicly proclaiming their doubts about Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection. The scientists have signed a statement that’s being used by a Seattle-based group as ammunition in its attacks on “Evolution,” a seven-part television series airing this week on public television stations nationwide. The Discovery Institute, which circulated the statement, alleges that the series does not present all sides of what the group maintains is a scientific debate over the validity of Darwin’s theories. Continue reading at the Tri-Valley Herald.

TV REVIEW: PBS Series on Evolution Tiptoes Over Tough Issues, Ignores Others

Pamela Winnick discusses the PBS series “Evolution” in an article published for The Post-Gazette: The series, which runs for four nights tomorrow through Thursday, completely ignores the Intelligent Design movement, which began about a decade ago when serious scientists — many with doctorates from prestigious universities — began to tackle evolution on scientific grounds. Among them is Michael Behe, a professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University who has set out to prove that even at the cellular level, life is too complex to come about through natural selection. Behe is hardly alone among scientists who have scientific problems with evolution. But you’d never know this from watching this series. If the producers were too afraid to tackle the tough issues, Read More ›

PBS’s ‘Evolution’ Prompts a New Sort of Trial

Lisa de Moraes discusses the PBS series “Evolution” in an article published for The Washington Post: Josh Gilder wanted to know if Microsoft co-founder and gazillionaire Paul Allen had funded the project to the tune of 100 percent, including not only the eight-hour TV series — which was produced by Allen’s Clear Blue Sky Productions — but also the series’ ultra-slick Web site and teaching manuals for the “cadres of teachers who are going out to the public school system to explain to them how to counter student questions about evolution.” We’re just guessing that Gilder knew the answer ahead of time. Hutton acknowledged that Allen’s production company paid for the project in full, at which point Moore jumped in. Read More ›