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October 29, 2011

Science Odyssey: No Dinosaurs in Heaven?

By Clay Farris Naff

NodinosThe late Russian biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky famously said, "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution." Today, virtually all professional biologists agree. Yet, evolution continues to be dissed or downplayed by a majority of high school science teachers in America, and even some college biology professors are closet creationists.

Filmmaker Greta Schiller learned this first hand when she enrolled in a graduate program for science teachers. Her encounter with a creationist biology professor led her to make a documentary called "No Dinosaurs in Heaven".

In Part 1, we hear from Schiller about her experience. Then, in Part 2, Professor Randy Moore of the University of Minnesota, a biologist firmly committed to the teaching of evolution, describes his research into the effects of high-school exposure to creationism in the science classroom.

No dinos, Part 1

No dinos, Part 2

"No Dinosaurs in Heaven" website and movie trailer:

http://www.nodinos.com/

 Clay Farris Naff is (claynaff.com) is a science author and blogger whose weekly radio program, Science Odyssey, airs Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 9 a.m. CST on KZUM, Lincoln's community radio station. You can hear it over the air at 89.3 FM or on the web live at kzum.org. Clay's science and religion blog on the Huffington Post can be seen here.

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