Darwin Day: We Believe in Dinosaurs
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Building 35, 225
127 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139
Amid protests and controversy, young-earth creationists build an enormous, $120 million “life-size” Noah’s Ark in rural Kentucky with the specific aim of proving that the Bible is scientifically and historically accurate.
We Believe In Dinosaurs follows the building of the Ark from blueprints to Opening Day through the eyes of three Kentuckians: Doug, a gifted artist who creates lifelike animals for the Ark; Dan, a geologist and impassioned pro-science activist who blows the whistle on the Ark’s discriminatory hiring practices; and David, a young former creationist who mowed lawns to raise money for creationist causes in his youth.
Shot over the course of four years, We Believe In Dinosaurs follows the Ark from blueprints to opening to aftermath and tells the story of the troubling relationship between science and religion in the United States.
The Secular Society of MIT will be screening this film at our annual Darwin Day celebratory event this year, co-sponsored by the Greater Boston Humanists (http://bostonhumanists.org).
WHEN: Wednesday, 2023/FEB/15, 6:30pm ET
WHERE: 35-225 (2nd Floor, 127 Massachusetts Ave, https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=35)
Free and open to the public. The event will be photographed.
Free cake and punch will be served from 6:30pm. Film starts at 7pm.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412463902623063
Directed and produced by Monica Long Ross and Clayton Brown. Produced by Amy Ellison.
Film run time: 1h45m
Film website: https://www.webelieveindinosaurs.net/
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