You’ll recall that it was recently reported that the Californial Science Center, which is loosely affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, had planned a screening of “Darwin’s Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record” which is apparently a creationist documentary.
Well, now, the venue has cancelled the showing and the ID people are all lathered up about it.
The group claims the cancellation was an act of censorship, made after the center was pressured by the Smithsonian Institution, but the center chalked it up to a contract issue, without elaborating.
Coined “The Darwin Debates: A Forum for Dialogue,” the nonprofit American Freedom Alliance had planned to premier a new Illustra Media documentary, “Darwin’s Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Explosion,” at the California Science Center on Oct. 25.
The Los Angeles-based alliance describes itself as a “nonpolitical, nonpartisan, movement of concerned Americans which identifies threats to western civilization.” Those threats, according to the group include “the Islamic penetration of Europe” and “the growth of radical environmentalism.”
Right. Non provit non partisan groups rarely form in relation to threats to Western Civilization. Those are usually White Supremacist groups or Religious Fundies.
John West has chimed in:
“I think this is an outrageous example of censorship and ideological discrimination,” West said. “The thing about a contractual dispute is just a pretext and it’s bogus. This really should be disturbing to anyone who believes in free speech.”
I agree with West. It is bogus. But not nearly as bogus as John West, Intelligent Design, and this stupid film. Bottom line: Somebody, some staffer, at the California Science Center is either creationist or simply made a huge mistake. I assume the latter.
Hat tip: Virgil Samms.