In the Beginning: Show Segments
The following are individual show segments included in the BackStory episode “In the Beginning” broadcast in June of 2012. You can listen to the entire episode here.
Them Dry Bones
Peter takes Brian to Monticello to look at some of the bones collected on the Lewis and Clark expedition, and they discuss Jefferson’s views on science and religion.
Brian talks with historian Ronald Numbers about Darwin and the development of science as a discipline.
The Bible Told Him So
Contributing producer Catherine Moore introduces us to the work of Irwin Moon, an evangelist preacher who devoted his life to exploring the resonance between science and religion.
Ed speaks with Joe Wilkey, the science teacher at Rhea County High School, the school where John Scopes once taught and caused controversy.
We return to Brian’s interview with Ronald Numbers to discuss the origins of the intelligent design debate.
Peter, Ed, and Brian take calls from listeners.