If you’re curious about the public response to PBS’s Judgment Day, the PBS ombudsman has an article up on it. It had above average viewership; there were a lot of complaints that it was “one sided”, but that’s just too bad, since the science is decidedly one sided.
The letters are the best part. Here are a couple of my favorites:
It doesn’t take a “Rocket Scientist” to figure out that if we, as humans, evolved from monkeys . . . THEN WHY? . . . Are there STILL Monkeys??? We were “Created” by God!!! Pull up AOL now and you’ll notice the Gov. of Georgia praying for rain, (No Doubt to GOD). When 9/11 happened what did every good neighbor do? PRAY. Not to monkeys . . . To our “Creator”!!! It shouldn’t take tragic and desperate circumstances for people to realize this fact!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! In GOD We Trust!!!
Yeah, you can tell which side had the geniuses. That’s just pathetic.
It was fascinating to see those dipstick high school teachers, bolstered by the heir to the Darwin fortune explain the impossible and to the great lengths that these . . . will go to deny that there is a greater power than some . . . that passed teacher’s college in some backwater . . . state.
“Heir to the Darwin fortune”? Like Darwin got rich off of his science. I don’t think Chapman is a wealthy heir, either. And insulting the teachers is a nice touch.