Expelled

Evolution Academic Freedom Bills Spread to More States

Six states (MI, FL, LA, AL, MO, SC) are currently considering adoption of academic freedom legislation designed to protect teachers who teach both the scientific strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory. Introduction of similar legislation is being considered by legislators in several other states, indicating the national scope of this movement. “Often in this debate the issues at hand get Read More ›

Will Florida decision on evolution curriculum set national precedent?

This article, published by TCPalm, mentions Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellows Guillermo Gonzalez and Richard Sternberg: Astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez —— author of 68 peer-reviewed papers and whose work has been used to discover planets —— is denied tenure at Iowa State for writing a book on his own time that suggests the universe may be intelligently Read More ›

Is the “Science” of Richard Dawkins Science Fiction?

Atheist Richard Dawkins is hopping mad at the makers of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. Dawkins accuses the filmmakers of “lying for Jesus” because they make it seem that he believes in intelligent design and space aliens. Dawkins is an outspoken critic of intelligent design (ID). In his 1986 book The Blind Watchmaker, Dawkins defined biology as “the study of complicated Read More ›

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Connecting Hitler and Darwin

One man — Charles Darwin — says: “In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals…” Another man — Adolf Hitler — says: Let us kill all the Jews of Europe. Is there a connection? Yes obviously is the answer of the historical record and common sense. Published in 1859, Darwin’s On the Origin Read More ›

Don’t Doubt It

Get ready for the great Darwin-Hitler debate. There’s already been a volley of advance attacks on a new film’s suggestion of a link between Darwinism and Nazi ideology. The movie is Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, opening this weekend, a cheeky documentary that is not primarily about evolutionism in prewar Germany. Reviewers in Time, Scientific American, Variety, Fox News, and elsewhere Read More ›

Is There A Connection Between Hitler And Darwin?

Hitler understood something about Judaism that even many Jews today don’t grasp. I mention this because you’re soon going to be hearing a lot about a new movie, Expelled, which understands something about Hitler that, in turn, many Jews and non-Jews don’t or don’t want to understand. Starring comic actor Ben Stein, Expelled is a snarky theatrical documentary about the Read More ›

Intelligent Critique

This article, published by National Review, mentions Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture  Senior Fellows Richard Sternberg and Guillermo Gonzalez: Dr. Richard Sternberg, a biologist, publishes a peer-reviewed paper, which posits evidence for intelligent design (ID) in the universe. … Iowa State University denied tenure to Guillermo Gonzalez, an accomplished astrobiologist. University officials admitted that Gonzalez’’s work on ID Read More ›

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Darwin and the Nazis

Richard Dawkins, PZ Myers, and some other Darwinists are horrified that the forthcoming documentary, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, will promote Intelligent Design to a large audience when it opens at over a thousand theaters nationwide on April 18. Ironically, their campaign to discredit Ben Stein and the film confirms its main point, which is to expose the persecution meted out Read More ›

Is Richard Dawkins a Raelian?

This is rich: Richard Dawkins—whose official website claims modestly to be “a clear thinking oasis”—made an incredible statement in the new movie Expelled, asserting that it is “an intriguing possibility” that space aliens “seeded” life here on Planet Earth. (I haven’t seen the movie, but did obtain this partial transcript. The emphasis is mine.) Moderator Ben Stein asks Dawkins how Read More ›