Privileged Planet Critics Still Don’t Get It

Today’s Washington Post has a handful of letters about the dust-up at the Smithsonian over the screening of The Privileged Planet later this month, both good and bad. First the good.CSC Fellow Jonathan Witt’s letter leads off making this point: “The editorial said, “While ‘The Privileged Planet’ is an extremely sophisticated religious film, it is a religious film nevertheless. It uses scientific information . . . to answer, affirmatively, the philosophical question of whether life on Earth was part of a grand design.” Notice that The Post granted that the film explored scientific information. It is the film’s conclusion that The Post and the Smithsonian find inappropriate. Curiously, the museum has no problem sponsoring events that advance the opposite conclusion. Read More ›