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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:31 AM   #1
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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

For those who aren't aware, a new movie (Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed) produced by Ben Stein will be released in about 4 months. He is taking on the dogma of Darwinian evolution to new levels.



This should be very interesting.



Here's a trailer: http://www.expelledthemovie.com/playground.php



From WorldNetDaily:



"Ben Stein, who is also a lawyer, economist, former presidential speechwriter, author and social commentator, is stunned by what he discovers an elitist scientific establishment that has traded in its skepticism for dogma. Even worse, say publicists for the feature film, "along the way, Stein 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."



"Big Science in this area of biology has lost its way," says Stein. "Scientists are supposed to be allowed to follow the evidence wherever it may lead, no matter what the implications are. Freedom of inquiry has been greatly compromised, and this is not only anti-American, it's anti-science. It's anti-the whole concept of learning."



"Expelled" documents how teachers and scientists alike are being ridiculed daily, denied tenure and even fired believing there is evidence of "design" in nature and challenging the current orthodoxy that life is entirely a result of random chance.



For example, Stein meets Richard Sternberg, a double Ph.D. biologist who allowed a peer-reviewed research paper describing the evidence for intelligence in the universe to be published in the scientific journal Proceedings. Shortly after publication, officials from the National Center for Science Education and the Smithsonian Institution, where Sternberg was a research fellow, began a coordinated smear-and-intimidation campaign to get the promising young scientist fired. The attack on scientific freedom was so egregious that it prompted a congressional investigation.



In the film, Stein meets other scientists like astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez, who was denied tenure at Iowa State University in spite of an extraordinary record of achievement. Gonzalez made the mistake of documenting the design he has observed in the universe. And there are others, like Caroline Crocker, a brilliant biology teacher at George Mason University who was forced out of the university for briefly discussing problems with Darwinian theory and for telling the students that some scientists believe there is evidence of design in the universe.



Unlike other popular documentary films, "Expelled" isn't one-sided it confronts scientists like Oxford evolutionist Richard Dawkins, author of "The God Delusion," influential biologist and atheist blogger P.Z. Myers, and Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science Education. In fact, the creators of "Expelled" spent two years traveling the world and interviewing scores of scientists, doctors, philosophers and public leaders for the film.



According to the New York Times, Dawkins, Scott and other evolutionists are now claiming the film's producers deceived them into going on camera by hiding the "Intelligent Design" orientation of the film.



But Stein denies misleading anyone. "I don't remember a single person asking me what the movie was about," he told the Times.



In the end, say the film's publicists, the production delivers to viewers "a startling revelation that freedom of thought and freedom of inquiry have been expelled from publicly funded high schools, universities and research institutions."



"The incredible thing about 'Expelled' is that we don't resort to manipulating our interviews for the purpose of achieving the 'shock effect,' something that has become common in documentary film these days," said Walt Ruloff, co-founder of Premise Media and the film's co-executive producer. "People will be stunned to actually find out what elitist scientists proclaim, which is that a large majority of Americans are simpletons who believe in a fairy tale. Premise Media took on this difficult mission because we believe the greatest asset of humanity is our freedom to explore and discover truth."
 
Old October 26th, 2007, 04:41 AM   #2
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World Net Daily.



Now THERE'S a reliable source.



ROFL!!!
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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #3
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That's not a big surprise to me. It seems most "science" today comes to any issue they are studying trying to prove the hypothesis rather than accepting that they might find out the opposite or something totally different to be true.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:46 AM   #4
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World Net Daily.



Now THERE'S a reliable source.



ROFL!!!
Your comment verifies a lot about what the source is saying about bias. Why would you say that about the source, but absolutely nothing about the content? If the KKK puts out a newsletter that says black people are contracting HIV at an alarming rate, that information would be correct, even if it IS coming from the KKK.

Instead of bitching about the source, how about showing where there is a problem with the information.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #5
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Another source.

CSC - What Happened to Freedom of Speech?
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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #6
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World Net Daily.



Now THERE'S a reliable source.



ROFL!!!


I'm genuinely surprised that people insist on using that lunatic right wing cyber rag as a source for any kind of "news."
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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:57 AM   #7
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Your comment verifies a lot about what the source is saying about bias. Why would you say that about the source, but absolutely nothing about the content? If the KKK puts out a newsletter that says black people are contracting HIV at an alarming rate, that information would be correct, even if it IS coming from the KKK.

Instead of bitching about the source, how about showing where there is a problem with the information.


Saying World Net Daily is a 'reliable' source is like saying the same thing about the Star.



Come on, it's a rag. Everyone knows that. Just because it says what you want to hear, don't think it's a legitimate news source.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 05:00 AM   #8
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My goodness. Are you people really implying that Ben Stein in fact did not make such a movie? All cause wmd reported it? Amazing.
 
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Saying World Net Daily is a 'reliable' source is like saying the same thing about the Star.



Come on, it's a rag. Everyone knows that. Just because it says what you want to hear, don't think it's a legitimate news source.
If you would read what I said, you would clearly see that that isnt't the message I was trying to convey. It's quite clear that I'm saying that the information IN the post is more important than the source. If you want to complain about the source, that's fine, but the information IN the source is what Grace was pointing us to read. You can cook a fine stew in an ugly pot.
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Ok Guys, heres another source, thats says nearly the exact same thing. Now you can get over your selfs, and maybe talk about the subject at hand, without distraction. Thanks fx









In a Major Motion Picture Release Ben Stein exposes the frightening agenda of the “Darwinian Machine” in Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed



LOS ANGELES, Calif.) August 14, 2007 – It’s a movie that Ferris Bueller would take the day off to go see. What freedom-loving student wouldn’t be outraged to discover that his high school science teacher is teaching a theory as indisputable fact, and that university professors unmercifully crush any fellow scientists who dare question the prevailing system of belief? This isn’t the latest Hollywood comedy; it’s a disturbing new documentary that will shock anyone who thinks all scientists are free to follow the evidence wherever it may lead.



Produced by Premise Media, Expelled is being marketed by Motive Entertainment, the company that has spearheaded significant Hollywood blockbusters, including The Passion of the Christ, Polar Express and The Chronicles of Narnia. Rocky Mountain Pictures, an established distribution company, which has enjoyed numerous box-office successes, will distribute the film.



Ben Stein, the lovable, monotone teacher from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Wonder Years is on a journey to answer one of the biggest questions ever asked: Were we designed or are we simply the end result of an ancient mud puddle struck by lightning? Stein, who is also a lawyer, an economist, a former presidential speechwriter, author and social commentator, is stunned by what he finds on his journey. He discovers an elitist scientific establishment that has traded in its skepticism for dogma. But even worse, along the way, Stein 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.



“Big Science in this area of biology has lost its way,” says Stein. “Scientists are supposed to be allowed to follow the evidence wherever it may lead, no matter what the implications are. Freedom of inquiry has been greatly compromised, and this is not only anti-American, it’s anti-science. It’s anti-the whole concept of learning.”



Expelled uncovers that educators and scientists are being ridiculed, denied tenure and even fired in some cases for the fact that they believe there is evidence of “design” in nature, challenging the idea that life is a result of random chance. For example, Stein meets Richard Sternberg, a double PhD biologist who allowed a peer-reviewed research paper describing the evidence for intelligence in the universe to be published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Not long after publication, officials from the National Center for Science Education and the Smithsonian Institution where Sternberg was a research fellow began a coordinated smear and intimidation campaign to get the promising young scientist expelled from his position. This attack on scientific freedom was so egregious that it prompted a congressional investigation.



On his journey, Stein meets other scientists such as astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez, who was denied tenure at Iowa State University in spite of his extraordinary record of achievement. Gonzalez made the mistake of documenting the design he has observed in the universe. There are others, such as Caroline Crocker, a brilliant biology teacher at George Mason University who was forced out of the university for briefly discussing problems with Darwinian theory and for telling the students that some scientists believe there is evidence of design in the universe. The list goes on and on.



Unlike some other documentary films, Expelled doesn’t just talk to people representing one side of the story. The film confronts scientists such as Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, influential biologist and atheist blogger PZ Myers and Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science Education. The creators of Expelled crossed the globe over a two-year period, interviewing scores of scientists, doctors, philosophers and public leaders. The result is a startling revelation that freedom of thought and freedom of inquiry have been expelled from publicly-funded high schools, universities and research institutions.



“The incredible thing about Expelled is that we don’t resort to manipulating our interviews for the purpose of achieving the ‘shock effect,’ something that has become common in documentary film these days,” said Walt Ruloff, co-founder of Premise Media and co-Executive Producer. “People will be stunned to actually find out what elitist scientists proclaim, which is that a large majority of Americans are simpletons who believe in a fairy tale. Premise Media took on this difficult mission because we believe the greatest asset of humanity is our freedom to explore and discover truth.”



The extensive grass roots campaign for Expelled, spearheaded by Motive Entertainment president, Paul Lauer, will include nationwide screenings and endorsements with key leaders, promotional materials, a promotional resource DVD, publicity, radio promotions and Internet. In addition, a pre-launch campaign will include unprecedented partnerships and a widespread campaign together with educators, youth, scientists, families and the media nationwide.



Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is scheduled for release in February 2008. For more information on Ben Stein’s journey visit www.expelledthemovie.com
 
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