40 Days and 40 Nights

In Literature on October 26, 2008 at 10:47 am

Matthew Chapman, a screenwriter and journalist, wrote a novel in 2007 about the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial in Pennsylvania where the school board attempted to teach intelligent design in the classroom.  It’s no coincidence that the author is the great-great grandson of Charles Darwin himself and although Chapman does not divulge his personal view on the matter, he acquaints the reader with a step-by-step, in depth following of the trial.  From creationist theory to darwinism, the most convincing arguments of each perspective were relayed.  

Galileo once said, to “never look for scientific information in any theological source” and although genetics is one of the strongest pieces of evidence for evolution, is it not possible to have the same genetic material in different animals? For example, nuts and bolts make up a car and they also make up a plane, but a plane does not come from a car.

Kitzmiller v. Dover trial lasted 40 days and 40 nights and Judge Jones ruled in agreement with the theory of Galileo.   When the Judge was asked about the duration of the trial he stated, “it is an interesting coincidence, but it was not by design.”


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