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Film Screening

No Dinosaurs in Heaven, a film by Greta Schiller

Hosted by Anita Romanowski

"A film about Noah's Ark, the Grand Canyon and the fight to keep science in and religion out of the public schools. No Dinosaurs in Heaven touches on a host of important issues from academic freedom to the nature of science.   It provides a stimulus for wide-ranging discussion."

-  Douglas J. Futuyma Professor, Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University

 'No Dinosaurs in Heaven is a film essay that examines the hijacking of science education by religious fundamentalists, threatening the separation of church and state and dangerously undermining scientific literacy. The documentary weaves together two strands: an examination of the problem posed by creationists who earn science education degrees only to advocate anti-scientific beliefs in the classroom; and a visually stunning raft trip down the Grand Canyon, led by Dr. Eugenie Scott, that debunks creationist explanations for its formation. These two strands expose the fallacies in the “debate,” manufactured by anti-science forces, that creationism is a valid scientific alternative to evolution.

Emmy Award-winning director (Before Stonewall, Paris Was a Woman) and science educator Greta Schiller uses her own experience — with a graduate school biology professor who refused to teach evolution — to expose the insidious effect that so-called “creationist science” has had on science education. No Dinosaurs in Heaven intelligently argues that public education must steadfastly resist the encroachment of religion in the form of anti-evolution creationism, and that science literacy is crucial to a healthy democracy."

Filmmaker Greta Schiller and NCSE Executive Director Eugenie Scott.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am eager to attend this film. I have a 10 year old son who we homeschool. He is often upset that he has to defend his beliefs of evolution within his peer group. Would it be appropriate to bring him to this film? I think he would appreciate the information.

    1 · September 28, 2013

    • Anita R.

      Mandy, you're welcome to bring your son. The film focuses on a specific teacher "preaching" creationism in a public school.

      1 · September 28, 2013

  • Ann Marie E.

    I can't come on Sunday, but I did see this movie and I recommend it! I think it is an important topic. If you have high school age children please try to drag them along.

    September 23, 2013

  • Anita R.

    You really won't want to miss this enlightening and frightening movie!

    September 21, 2013

  • Jennifer W.

    I am sorry that I won't be in town to attend, but I did see this film at another screening and I highly recommend it! Thanks Anita, for hosting the showing of this important film.

    August 19, 2013

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