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April 29th, 2008
Episode 94 of 306 episodes
The contentious pro-Intelligent Design film Expelled: NoIntelligence Allowedis now in its second week of wide release, and thecontroversy is far from over. This week on Skepticality, Swoopy talks withDr. Eugenie Scott about her participation in Expelled, her thoughts onseeing the film — and the "Expelled: Exposed" website, created by the NationalCenter for Science Education (where Dr. Scott serves as the Executive Director). Beyond the Expelled frenzy, Dr. Scott talks about her work with the NCSE,the future of science education, and what the averageperson can do to improve the public perception and understanding of science.