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.