I had a debate recently about the relevance of religion in today's world. During its course, thie question of intelligent design popped up. Here are my thoughts <Click Here>>>

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Comment by Loren Miller on August 17, 2013 at 7:31am

Likely you're thinking about Inherit the Wind, with Spencer Tracy and Frederic March, which was a fictionalized dramatization of the Scopes "Monkey Trial."  You can find clips of the movie on YouTube, the following being possibly the most powerful of the bunch:

Comment by Derek Deepak Francis on August 17, 2013 at 7:10am

Loren Miller

Sir, I have watched the PBS documentary on Youtube :) wasn't a movie also made on the same thing? Or maybe it was on the Scopes Monkey Trial? I'm not sure. Intelligent Design is not very popular in India as much as it is in America, so I was a bit surprised when I heard this come up in the debate I was part of.  Anyway, thank you for your comments. Appreciate it :) 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 17, 2013 at 6:59am

Something you should be aware about if you aren't already: a trial was held in a Federal court in 2005 - Kitzmiller v Dover - wherein an attempt was made to introduce the teaching of intelligent design to the Dover Area School District and was contested by a number of the science teachers of that school system.  The PBS television series NOVA produced an excellent documentary on the circumstances surrounding this event as well as the trial itself.

I recommend it highly.

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