Sunday, April 20, 2008

Expelled The Movie starring Ben Stein - updated

It's worth sitting through this feature-length documentary for 2 minutes of it. Not that it seems long; it doesn't. But the highlights are high. Distinguished Professor Richard Dawkins, while explaining one of his theories, wanders and gets drawn out. And the audience laughs at the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, Oxford University; that's him; that's Dawkins' title. A good portion of the audience of 200 laughed at him. Second, when asked repeatedly how life originated, his explanation: A much superior race on another planet somewhere, who evolved somehow, planted the seed of life on earth. He continues: so you expect to find signs of intelligence. That's what we call intelligent design. It's priceless, his explanation requires intelligence and he admits it. See also: review by Brent Bozell at Townhall. See the movie's trailer. Look up a theater where it's playing. Update: Here is another recounting of Dawkins' admission that intelligent beings might be the source of life on Earth.

1 comment:

patrick said...

it would seem that Ben Stein's goal here is to promote dangerously-free thought, especially more thinking about motivations that drive American academia and a lot of other behind-the-scenes worldview that we tend to take for granted.