Intelligent Design Film to Premiere at Smithsonian Institution Affiliated Science Center

October 5, 2009

Darwin’s Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record will be screened Oct. 25th

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The debate over Darwin will come to the Smithsonian Institution’s west coast affiliate on October 25th, with the premiere of Darwin’s Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record, a new intelligent design film which challenges Darwinian evolution. To view a trailer and clips from the film, please visit www.darwinsdilemma.org.

Darwin’s Dilemma will be screened at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 25th in the IMAX Theater at the California Science Center, a specially designated Smithsonian affiliation. Following the film will be a post-film discussion featuring Darwin skeptic Dr. David Berlinski, author of The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions, and leading intelligent design scientist Dr. Jonathan Wells, biologist and author of Icons of Evolution. The screening is sponsored and hosted by the American Freedom Alliance.

The hour-long documentary explores one of the great mysteries in the history of life: the sudden appearance of dozens of major complex animal types in the fossil record without any trace of the gradual transitional steps predicted by Darwin. Frequently described as “the Cambrian Explosion,” the development of these new animal types required a massive increase in genetic information.

The film, shot on location at fossil digs in China and Canada, traces Darwin’s own study of the fossil record and recreates the prehistoric world of the Cambrian era with state-of-the-art computer animation. Darwin’s Dilemma also features interviews with leading evolutionary paleontologists such as Simon Conway Morris of Cambridge University and James Valentine of the University of California at Berkeley, as well as Dr. Stephen Meyer, Dr. Wells, and other intelligent design proponents.

In 2005, the Discovery Institute premiered the film The Privileged Planet at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History.

SOURCE Discovery Institute

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