If you’re not yet aware of it, let me be the first to clue you in. There a pro-Creation Science movie coming soon to a theater near you. It’s called “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” and it’s hosted by a name recognized world-wide for his expertise in biochemistry, evolutionary biology and the philosophy of science: Ben Stein.
Yes, the “Bueller…Bueller” guy. Now I’ll admit I’m being a little snarky there. The host doesn’t necessarily have to be an expert on the topic at hand. In fact, having the host learn about the topic through the interviews can be an excellent way to cover a subject. That’s only if there was an honest attempt to find the truth. Sadly the people behind Expelled seem to have no interest in honesty or fair play.
You can find the whole sad story documented here: http://www.expelledexposed.com and here: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=ben-steins-expelled-review-michael-shermer
The short story is: The producers lied about the purpose of the movie to get interviews from actual scientists, they lie about the stories they tell in the movie and they’re lying about what they’re doing to promote it. The movie itself is simply a propaganda piece, meant to hit the right emotional buttons and get past that whole bothersome “truth” thing.
Is that being unfair? I don’t think so. The majority of early reviewers have pointed out that one of the main themes of the movie is an attempt to “prove” that the horrors of Nazi Germany would never have happened if not for Darwin’s discovery. That’s right, if you accept evolution YOU ARE A NAZI! On the web, we call that Godwin’s Law, and it is rightly mocked.
This whole mess is covered better elsewhere. I would also suggest that you check out Pharyngula. Where a scientist who was IN THE MOVIE gets kicked out of a preview screening that he had tickets for. There’s an even better twist to the story that I’ll let him tell you about.
If you’re just as incensed as I am by all this nonsense, please promote, link, digg, etc. the following site: http://www.expelledexposed.com