Ben Stein's Expelled!!

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    Anyone planning on going to see this?

    It's expected to beat out Farenhype 9/11 for the biggest opening weekend for a "documentary."


    http://www.expelledthemovie.com/home.php



    As a side note: When did the word documentary become synonymous with propaganda?
     
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    I've been enjoying the "reviews" for this movie



    Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed--Ben Stein Launches a Science-free Attack on Darwin
    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=ben-steins-expelled-review-michael-shermer


    Are ID proponents being silenced?

    http://www.newscientist.com/blog/shortsharpscience/2008/03/are-id-proponents-being-silenced.html

    “Lying for Jesus?” Prof. Dawkins reviews Expelled
    http://sciencenotes.wordpress.com/2008/03/24/lying-for-jesus-prof-dawkins-reviews-expelled/

    Expelled: liars
    http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2008/03/18/expelled-liars/

    Expelled Exposed by scientists!
    http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2008/03/27/expelled-exposed-by-scientists/

    FOX NEWS :rofl:
    To wit: Stein, Frankowski and pals say in "Expelled" that perfectly good scientists and educators are being stigmatized for wanting to teach their students creationism and "intelligent design" — in other words, junk science — in addition to or instead of conventionally accepted Darwinism. You see, Stein, like some other celebrities, finally has shown his true colors and they aren’t so pretty.

    The gist of Stein’s involvement is: He’s outraged! He believes in God! God created the universe! How can we not avail our students of this theory? What do you mean we’re just molecules?
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,348468,00.html#2

    Expelled: The Movie
    http://angryastronomer.blogspot.com/2007/08/expelled-movie.html


    Scientists Feel Miscast in Film on Life’s Origin

    A few months ago, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins received an e-mail message from a producer at Rampant Films inviting him to be interviewed for a documentary called “Crossroads.”

    The film, with Ben Stein, the actor, economist and freelance columnist, as its host, is described on Rampant’s Web site as an examination of the intersection of science and religion. Dr. Dawkins was an obvious choice. An eminent scientist who teaches at Oxford University in England, he is also an outspoken atheist who has repeatedly likened religious faith to a mental defect.

    But now, Dr. Dawkins and other scientists who agreed to be interviewed say they are surprised — and in some cases, angered — to find themselves not in “Crossroads” but in a film with a new name and one that makes the case for intelligent design, an ideological cousin of creationism. The film, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” also has a different producer, Premise Media.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/27/science/27expelled.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
     
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    You don't see this sort of sneering when people produce movies which ponder the possiblity of the existence of aliens, for crying out loud. I never read any reviews like this when Gore's idiocy came out, or any of Moore's crap.
     
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    I'm proud to say I never saw Gore's crap, Moore's crap and I ain't gonna see this crap either. :D
     
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    I think Ben Stein's funny, though. I might rent it later.
     
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    what was the last doc you can remember being released to the genearl public about ALIENS that recieved the kind of automatic applause that this "doc" will get from thumpers?


    I must have missed that one.
     
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    :eusa_hand: Hold on one minute there buddy! Are you trying to tell me that Alien vs. Predator isn't real?
     
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    Nothing on the big screen. I have to wade through crap about aliens, ufos and hauntings every week on A & E, though. They even have it on History channel.
     
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    Still haven't figured out how to work that clicker yet huh? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    About the same time Michael Moore started making films.
     

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