The Great Dothan Creation-Evolution DebatePublished by : The American Vision (Powder Springs, GA) Physical details: 105 min. Year: 2008
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Dr. Robert Carter, Mr. Rick Pierson
The debate between creation and evolution has a long history. The first public debate between a creationist and a Darwinist was probably the one where Samuel Wilberforce, bishop of Oxford, and Thomas H. Huxley, known as .Darwin.s Bulldog. because of his aggressive defense of Charles Darwin, faced each other at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science on June 30, 1860. Sixty-five years later, the infamous Scopes "Monkey Trial" ignited public scrutiny of the topic that is still being fed this day.
The proponents of evolutionary theory are no longer able to dismiss creationists with a wave of their academic hand. There is a growing list of Darwinian skeptics that refutes the often repeated and unsubstantiated claim that "virtually every scientist in the world believes the theory to be true" and that a person who does not believe in evolution cannot be a "legitimate scientist." 700 international scientists have signed their names to the following statement: .We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged."
And the debate continues...