Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Premise Media Responds to Dawkins' and Myers' Accusations About Expelled Controversy

From their press release:

“It is amazing to see the reaction of PZ Myers, Richard Dawkins and their cohorts when one of them is simply expelled from a movie. Yet these men applaud when professors throughout the nation are fired from their jobs and permanently excluded from their profession for mentioning Intelligent Design,” said producer Mark Mathis. Mathis was at the event that has raised this controversy.

Mathis continued, “I hope PZ’s experience has helped him see the light. He is distraught because he could not see a movie. What if he wasn’t allowed to teach on a college campus or was denied tenure? Maybe he will think twice before he starts demanding more professors be blacklisted and expelled simply because they question the adequacy of Darwin's theory.”

EXPELLED was screened for a select Minneapolis grass roots audience on Thursday night. Dr. Myers and noted atheist Dr. Richard Dawkins were not sent invitations to the screening from the producers. Nevertheless, they acquired access to a proprietary online RSVP site, along with a group of other atheists. The producers were notified that Myers and others who were not invited had signed up for the screening. They were also aware that Dawkins, who oddly used his formal surname "Clinton" instead of Richard to sign up, was in attendance.

So PZ, did you get an invitation like the others at the screening? Why don't you explain how you got access to the RSVP site?


At March 26, 2008 1:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Myers used the exact same resources to gain access as everyone else. The invitation was made to everyone via the web site. If an invitation was indeed sent out, why have none surfaced yet?

I find it hard to believe that you religious nutjobs are so obtuse as to not see how weak your position is and how badly the Expelled people are handling this situation.

I look forward to seeing Expelled fail financially and fail in its goal to subvert science with your invisible sky daddy nonsense.

At March 26, 2008 2:31 PM, Anonymous Lawrence said...


You can ignore half the relevant facts if you want to. Myers and Dawkins knew they were gaming the system to get in. Mathis was well within his rights to keep him out.

It is Myers and Dawkins that howled about an incident that is humorous for a number of reasons, but inherently not a big deal.

The bottom line is that Myers and Dawkins have created a blogosphere sensation that may add 20,000 to 40,000 people to the opening weekend totals nationwide. You literally cannot pay to get that kind of "word of blog" promotion.

That is the real punch line here.


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