Re: [asa] FW: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed the new film on the ID controversy

From: Robert Schneider <>
Date: Thu Aug 30 2007 - 21:55:28 EDT

I shall have to see the film to follow the argument that is summarized here
in this advertisement. I can already tell that this film is a piece that is
hardly "fair and balanced," and presents the controversy entirely from the
ID point of view. The ad is filled with ID rhetoric.

As for the persons claimed to have been silenced: we have already discussed
the Gonzalez case on this list. As for Carolyn Crocker (who was teaching one
course as an adjunct at a local community college). I have read one of her
analyses and critique of evolution, and I have to say that it is so bad it
is unworthy of someone who claims to be a science teacher. Her description
is a caricature of evolution, containing statements that simply are not
true; it was embarrassing even to read.

The ad is filled with the usual ID-speak. If I am going to watch this film
(paid for by Bruce Chapman and the Discovery Institute, I wonder?), I'm
going to have to start with a stiff drink (apologies to you teetotalers).

Bob Schneider
"Science and Faith: perspectives on Christianity and science":

On 8/30/07, John Walley <> wrote:
> FYI..
> *New Video Podcast: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed the new film on the
> ID controversy*
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> Premise media has just announced the release of *Expelled: No Intelligence
> Allowed*, a new film on the intelligent design controversy starring Ben
> Stein, due out this February.
> *Expelled* takes a fresh look at the debate as Ben Stein interviews the
> prominent scientists and academics on both sides of the issue, including
> ardent Darwinists Richard Dawkins, PZ Myers, and Eugenie Scott, and design
> proponents such as Stephen Meyer, Jonathan Wells, and Guillermo Gonzalez.
> Cutting through the rhetoric, the movie gets to the meat of the story
> what is happening to scientists and professors who support intelligent
> design, and, perhaps more disturbingly, *why* is it happening?
> According to the film's press release<>,
> *Expelled* is "a disturbing new documentary that will shock anyone who
> thinks all scientists are free to follow the evidence wherever it may lead."
> Ben Stein, a pop-culture icon who is also a lawyer, an economist, a former
> presidential speechwriter, author and social commentator, "uncovers a long
> line of biologists, astronomers, chemists and philosophers who have had
> their reputations destroyed and their careers ruined by a scientific
> establishment that allows absolutely no dissent from Charles Darwin's theory
> of random mutation and natural selection."
> Any film willing to ask these questions will spark controversy and turn up
> the heat on the entrenched Darwinian establishment. *Expelled* takes a
> look at several recent assaults on the academic freedom of pro-intelligent
> design scientists, including Drs. Richard Sternberg, Carolyn Crocker,
> Guillermo Gonzalez, and (unfortunately) many, many more. By exposing their
> stories to a national audience, *Expelled* reveals the stark truth:
> Darwinists have been conspiring to keep design out of classrooms, out of
> journals, and out of public discourse.
> For more information, visit the EXPELLED<>homepage.
> Read Bruce Chapman's comments<>about the film at Evolution News & Views.
> *[image: play_button.gif]*<>Click
> here to listen.<>

Robert J. Schneider
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