Origin of Species in Dub: The Video Mix

Bonus Track: Dub fi Dover


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Rationale for the Track

A celebration of the outcome of the trial in Dover, Pennsylvania, in which it was established that the teaching of “Intelligent Design” in US schools was unconstitutional. For background to the trial see:

For the decision, see here: http://www.sciohost.org/ncse/kvd/kitzmiller_decision_20051220.pdf

Track opens with quotation from Pat Robertson, in response to ID proponents being voted off the Dover school board. Next is Nick Maztke from the US National Center for Science Education reading Jefferson’s Wall of Separation letter:

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man & his god, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.

Then follows a celebration of the "vicktry fi Science" in the Dover case. Tammy Kizmiller was the chief plaintiff. Other plaintiffs are mentioned by name. John E. Jones III is a republican appointed by George W. Bush, so his no-nonsense judgment appears all the more remarkable.


Lyrics

Tell de children de truth now, mi bredren!
Tell de children de truth mi sistren!
Tell de children de truth!
Tell the children the truth now, my brothers!
Tell the children the truth now, my sisters!
Tell the children the truth!


Vicktry fi Science inna Dover Pennsylvania! Vicktry fi Science!
Victory for Science in Dover Pennsylvania! Victory for Science!

Big it up fi Tammy Kitzmiller!
Let's congratulate Tammy Kitzmiller!

Respec' mi sister! Respec'!
Respect, my sister! Respect!

Big it up fi Bryan and Christy Rehm! Big it up for Deborah Fenimore, Joel Leib,  Steven Stough and Beth Eveland!
Big it up fi Cynthia Sneath and Julie Smith, Barrie and Fred Callahan!
Big it up fi Nick Matzke and the NCSE!
Let's congratulate Bryan and Christy Rehm etc.

Big it up fi Judge John E. Jones III! Listen to im word!
Let's congratulate Judge John E. Jones III! Listen to his words!

Judge Johnny E! What im say bout ID?
Judge Johnny E! What does he say about ID?

Dat it violates de Constitution and de spirit a de American revolution!
That it violates the Constitution and the spirit of the American revolution!

Evolution a fact, not just theory!
ID no science: no, it religion
ID is not science: no it is religion
What about falsifiability!
It come a cropper wid Popper!
It comes a cropper with Popper!

What im say about de defendant-dem? Dem lie and lie again!
What did he say about the defendants? They would time and again lie!

Chant dem down! Mi seh: Chant dem down! Chant dem down! Mi seh: Chant dem down!
Chant them down! I say: Chant them down! Chant them down! I say: Chant them down!

Chant dem down wid Reason and Logic!
Chant them down with Reason and Logic!

Chant dem down wid facts and Science!
Chant them down with facts and Science!

Chant dem down wid Biology and Philosophy!
Chant them down with Biology and Philosophy!

Chant dem down wid de Rule of Law!
Chant them down with the Rule of Law!

Mek we fight mytology wid Geology!
Let us fight mythology with Geology!

Mek we fight confusion wid de Constitution!
Let us fight confusion with the Constitution!

Vicktry fi Science inna Dover Pennsylvania! Vicktry fi Science!
Victory for Science in Dover Pennsylvania! Victory for Science!

Big it up fi Tammy Kitzmiller!
Let's congratulate Tammy Kitzmiller!

Respec' mi sister! Respec'!
Respect, my sister! Respect!

Tell de children de truth now, mi bredren!
Tell de children de truth mi sistren!
Tell de children de truth!
Tell the children the truth now, my brothers!
Tell the children the truth now, my sisters!
Tell the children the truth!


Notes on the Video

Opening images from William Blake's Cain and Abel and from Michelangelo’s Last Judgement. Images of Jefferson memorial in Washington DC and of Jefferson.

We thank Wesley Elsberry for kindly granting permission to use his photos of Tammy Kitzmiller and other plaintiffs and the photo of Nick Matzke and Genie Scott working during the trial.