The Long Game, Uncut
In September 2012, Trey Kay interviewed me for a radio documentary on the “Texas textbook wars.” Of course, these shouldn’t be “wars,” but discussions, but that wouldn’t make for a very good story though!
1 year later, Trey’s documentary is ready. Titled “The Long Game,” it premieres Sunday on Austin’s NPR station. When Trey interviewed me regarding my role in the 2011 biology curriculum review process, I mentioned I was concerned his documentary would be another “Inherit the Wind” drama that falsely portrays creationists as anti-science and evolutionists as defenders of science.
The reality is, in the 21st Century, the “Inherit the Wind” story has done a complete 180°, with some evolutionists suppressing 21st Century science and creationists like myself and others trying to get it into the textbooks. While the movie never portrayed creationists properly, a 180° of it does seem to match reality today pretty well, with some evolutionists running around in goofy dinosaur costumes while schoolchildren suffer from a lack of essential science knowledge.
Will “The Long Game” be another replay of “Inherit the Wind?” We’ll find out Sunday. In the meantime, if you would like to hear my September 2012 interview with Trey, you can do so here: