Thursday, January 19, 2006

BBC "Horizon" on Intelligent Design

Trailed very briefly this evening was the BBC Horizon program for next Thursday evening, which will be looking at the Intelligent Design controversy. They showed the standard footage of scientists looking casual - the scientists being William Dembski and Michael Behe - and said not much more than to give the subject matter for the programme.

For those who don't know, "Horizon" (BBC) and "Equinox" (Channel 4) are flagship science documentaries, and they aren't afraid to explore controversial areas. A large proportion of other science/nature output is strongly darwinist in perspective - most evenings on British terrestrial TV, at least one programme will make a point of reminding you of how some animal turned into some other animal to deal with some aspect of its environment. It will be interesting to see whether "Horizon" will allow Dembski and Behe to make their case. "New Scientist" didn't.

Horizon is on BBC2 at 9pm next Thursday evening.