Friday, April 18, 2008

Stuff on Expelled

Scientific American has Six Things in Expelled That Ben Stein Doesn't Want You to Know....

The New York Times review begins: "One of the sleaziest documentaries to arrive in a very long time, ‘Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed’ is a conspiracy-theory rant masquerading as investigative inquiry." and ends: "Mixing physical apples and metaphysical oranges at every turn “Expelled” is an unprincipled propaganda piece that insults believers and nonbelievers alike. In its fudging, eliding and refusal to define terms, the movie proves that the only expulsion here is of reason itself."

2 comments:

patrick said...

just saw Expelled; the fact that Ben Stein isn't trying to win any popularity contests helps to validate his message... i gather that his goal is to promote free thought, especially more thinking about the worldviews that drive American academia

Howard said...

Riiiight.

Encourage free thought by playing the Nazi card.