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NOVA; God, Darwin and Dinosaurs

12/01/1989


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Series
NOVA
Program
God, Darwin and Dinosaurs
Program Number

1605

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

In an Idaho classroom, teacher Phil Gerrish puts an unorthodox interpretation on the day's biology lesson. As students take notes, he explains that creationism is a valid scientific explanation for the origin on life. Once relying solely on the literal word of the Bible to make their case, creationists now argue that the scientific evidence is on their side. NOVA reports on this new twist in the long-running battle between creationism and evolution, the debate to separate fact from theory.

Duration

00:61:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; God, Darwin and Dinosaurs,” 12/01/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6815FEA96D24CF49B5CB7CDF59A4743.
MLA: “NOVA; God, Darwin and Dinosaurs.” 12/01/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6815FEA96D24CF49B5CB7CDF59A4743>.
APA: NOVA; God, Darwin and Dinosaurs. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6815FEA96D24CF49B5CB7CDF59A4743
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