Monday, April 21, 2008

The This Goes to 11 Movie Review: Expelled

Saw Expelled tonight with some co-workers. Ben Stein's movie is a little heavy-handed with the imagery...and Stein's overreactions to some of the Intelligent Design researchers' assertions is a little annoying. That said...

Particulary telling in the debate between Evolution and Intelligent Design is the name-calling that occurs whenever you ask an Evolutionist about proponents of Intelligent Design. Instead of debating the argument on its merits, the Evolutionists in Stein's movie simply described anyone who believed in alternative theories as "insane", "stupid", and "naive". See...Evolution is a proven FACT, and any challenges to the "fact" can only come from creationists who have an agenda.

Stein does not go heavily into the science behind the Intelligent Design movement, or even the glaring weaknesses in the "fact" of Evolution. Instead he focuses on the ostracism of scientists and academics who dare even ask questions about the problems with Evolution...and the larger implications on society that arise because of Darwinism. Enlightening to my co-workers was the story behind Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood...and the relationship between Darwinism and Nazi Germany. We had an interesting post-movie discourse over soup, salads and quesadillas...

If you have already drank the Evolution Kool-Aid...don't go see this movie. It will just piss you off. But if you have an open mind...

4 comments:

Gordon said...

Thanks for the review. I'm thinking Netflix with the kids. Do you recommend it for kids?

Nigel said...

Hey Gordon...

I certainly think your Princess should see it...I'm not sure of how old your other kids are. There are some graphic depictions of Dachau you might want to pre-screen for your kids.

There were some families there last night. I'd say it might be a little esoteric at times for kids under 10.

mklasing said...

I'm excited to see it. I have never even sipped the evolution kool-aid--I hear it is laced with acid.

patrick said...

Stein designed the movie to promote dangerously-free thought, especially more thinking about the underlying motivations of American academia and a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff we should not take for granted.