Monday, August 27, 2007

Major Motion Picture Documentary on the Topic of Darwinian Fundamentalism

Wow. The film Expelled, starring Ben Stein, could have an enormous impact on the evolution debates, and bring the reality and harms of Darwinian fundamentalism to the attention of the general public. This could be the cultural event that helps people see that the Inherit the Wind mythology is of very little relevance today. Today it is the evolutionary scientists and other academics who are doing the oppressing and who are suppressing the problems with Darwinian theory. Check out the trailers through the first link.

Here are some related links:

Ben Stein's blog. Look at the comments and all the stereotypes that are flowing.

PZ Myers reacts.


At September 13, 2007 9:55 PM, Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

A news report about an interview of Judge Jones during the Dover trial said,

Sitting in the barren visiting judge's chambers in Harrisburg (he usually hears cases in Williamsport), Jones ponders a question about the movie Inherit the Wind, starring Spencer Tracy as lawyer William Jennings Bryan and Gene Kelly as columnist H.L. Mencken.

He said he saw the film -- based on the landmark Scopes trial that tested a Tennessee law forbidding the teaching of evolution -- years ago.

Jones says he plans to watch the movie again, soon.

"It would help put things in historical context," he said. "I don't know if it would be helpful to the decision I have to make."

Then he laughs. "You know," he said, "nobody ever remembers who played the judge in that movie."

So maybe another judge in another monkey trial could watch "Expelled" to "help put things in historical context."

At December 29, 2007 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"could have an enormous impact on the evolution debates"

Or it could have no impact at all because the film is basically a lie.


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