Though it is longish, this report by Phil Robinson on his adventures with an anti-creationist documentary-making team from the BBC is both entertaining and revealing.
Christians would be well-served to read it. I commend Phil for his stand for the Lord and truth in the face of overwhelming “academic” hostility and mockery. Even the Hugh Ross neo-apologists over at the Christian Apologetic Alliance would benefit with reading it.
The basic summary of the article is that last summer the BBC arranged for a team of documentarians to gather together a group of folks who were “doubting the theory of evolution” and believed that science is unable to satisfactory explain how life came to be. The group consisted of 4 Christians and a devout Muslim. A “comedian entertainer” from Ireland was the host. They were brought to the U.S. where they were given the opportunity to encounter top evolutionists like Jerry Coyne and Donald Prothero.
The film makers pitched the project to the participants as an opportunity to meet a variety of individuals who were experts in their fields of study and who could discuss and debate these subjects. The documentary was supposed to be balanced, but as is typical with these sort of things, the film-makers misled the participants, ignored any ID or creationist experts in the same fields of study, and selectively edited important segments. They essentially turned the final product into an anti-creationist propaganda piece.
Most revealing, and entertaining, is Phil’s reporting on the dishonesty of the film-makers, as well as the odd-ball, anti-theistic beliefs of the evolutionary experts. A number of them are notorious for their strident atheism, and as they presented their case the true nature of their worldview came seeping out. The most notable one standing out to me was professor Michael Russell and his cosmological mysticism that suggests the universe has a will of its own and intentionally directed the evolution of man.
My suggestion for CMI is to make a similar documentary, but get some atheist-theistic evolutionist antagonists to road trip around and visit with some creationist experts. Take them to the Grand Canyon with Andrew Snelling, or maybe visit with John Sanford or Kurt Wise. There has got to be some who would relish the chance.