“Kansas vs. Darwin,” shown at the Kansas International Film Festival at the Glenwood Theatre last week, masquerades as a documentary about the 2005 Kansas Board of Education science hearings. Unfortunately, it failed to document what happened there.
Of more than 20 hours of testimony from 23 internationally known scientists, only a few moments were shown. Powerful testimonies, such as Michael Behe on the complexity of the human cell and Bill Harris on DNA, were not shown.
Attorney Pedro Irigonegaray, certainly not a scientist, was the only person who spoke at the hearings for the evolution-only side. His major concern was whether any of the scientists could tell him the age of the earth.
Time was wasted interviewing hearing panel members outside the hearing about their personal lives, as that had nothing to do with whether Kansas schools would teach all the science evidence or only one theory.
Fortunately, for those open to the truth of the scientific evidence presented at the hearings without commentary, the DVD “Teaching Origins Objectively” is available on Amazon.com.