Everyone on ScienceBlogs seems to be talking about the latest Intelligent Design debacle. Apparently the extremely famous blogger PZ Myers attempted to attend a free screening of Expelled, a Ben Stein screed against “Darwinists.” The security folks at the screening had been alerted that he would be there, and refused him admission. Yet the even more famous writer and anti-religion activist Richard Dawkins was allowed in.
Oh, the embarrassment! How could the ID movement neglect to ID one of its greatest enemies? Are they really that stupid?
On the other hand, maybe it’s not so easy to identify even famous people when you’re scanning a crowd. Put yourself in the position of one of the guards at the event. How easy would it be for you to pick your enemies out of the crowd?
This week’s Casual Friday study attempts to find out. You’ll be presented with a quick slide-show movie (QuickTime required) that may or may not contain a picture of Richard Dawkins, along with other famous and not-so-famous people. Then you’ll be quizzed on what you saw.
We’ll soon see how easy it is to be an ID movie screener.
There are just a few questions, so the survey should only take a couple minutes to complete. There is no limit on the number of respondents. I’m going to be out of town next week, so you’ll have an extra week to respond — until Thursday, April 3. Then don’t forget to check back on Friday, April 4 for the results!