There are two optional films to view for this film response. Option #1: Watch the documentary Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial at the following link (12 clips w/ closed captioning): Intelligent design on trial – NOVA – Part 1/12 (Links to an external site.) Intelligent design on trial – NOVA – Part 1/12 Afterwards, compose and submit a full two-page response paper to the film, using the following questions to guide your response:
How do proponents of intelligent design make their case versus proponents of evolution, and who ultimately made a better case in court ? Is intelligent design merely creationism re-stated? Outside of a scientific discussion, what might be some of the cultural factors behind this resistance to evolution? Can religion and science coexist in the modern world? What seem to be the key tensions? Option #2: Watch the documentary The Evolution of Us Parts 1 and 2 (note: Amazon Prime required for free viewing) at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/The-Evolution-of-Us/dp/B0788TJT52 (Links to an external site.)
1. According to the documentary, what are the evolutionary benefits of bipedalism, and what is the relationship between skin color and our environment?
2. What role has diet played in both human evolution and cultural change, including both the past and the present world? Writing Guidelines: 11 or 12 point Times New Roman or Calibri font only Double-spaced One-inch margins on all sides Numbered pages in upper right corner Your name, course number, and date on a separate cover sheet. (Response papers that do not meet these guidelines will be penalized)
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