“No Dinosaurs in Heaven” Evolution/Creationist Doc Available December 4 from Kino

Director Greta Schiller is releasing No Dinosaurs in Heaven (DVD: $29.95), slated for release on December 4. Combining 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, this 2010 documentary exposes the fallacies in the “debate,” manufactured by anti-science forces, that creationism is a valid scientific alternative to evolution. Emmy Award-winning director and science educator Schiller uses her own experience—along 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, intelligently arguing 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.