Expelled: A Movie Review

Well while Jeremy is attending T4G (and yes there is a tinge of jealousy in that statement) I took a week off from work to attend to medical procedures. There is nothing quite like multiple blood draws and CT scans to make the week go by.

Anyway today I went to see Ben Stein’s Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

All in all it was a well made movie there are humorous moments as well as very serious issues. Also there are some very disturbing scenes of Dachau and another Nazi hospital, whose name escapes me now, where they put to death anyone deemed physically or mentally unfit. So if you are bringing young children, and I saw a few in the audience, please keep this in mind.

Over all the movie isn’t about the superiority of ID over Neo-Darwinian science but rather about how certain members of the science community have appointed themselves guardians of what exactly is science and that if you don’t fit those guidelines then you are not a scientist and steps must be taken to eliminate any of your dissenting views. Stein points out that isn’t what the founding fathers of this country stood for and that is why he is taking up arms.

Take a minute this weekend and see Ben Stein’s Expelled you’ll enjoy it.

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4 responses to “Expelled: A Movie Review

  1. Joel

    Thanks for the review. I can’t wait to see it.

  2. Hopefully I will get to see it…eventually.

  3. Ben Stein’s goal in making Expelled (i gather) is to promote dangerously-free thought, especially more thinking about motivations that drive American academia and a lot of other behind-the-scenes worldview that we tend to take for granted.

  4. Joel: If you see it I hope you’ll share what you like about it.

    Jeremy: The nice thing about having raised my children I can catch a break every now and then. Before that I mainly watched movies on VHS (yes I am that old) so I’ve been there man.

    Patrick: Yes dangerously free thought we can’t have that in academia now can we?

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