April 8, 2008

THOUGH IT IS LIKE TURNING A BAZOOKA ON A MOTH:

Darwin's Kool-Aid (Matt Barber, April 08, 2008, CNSNews.com)

There's a shakeup in the cult of neo-Darwinist pseudo-science, and that endearing, monotone high school teacher of "Ferris Bueller" fame is doing the shaking.

With his new feature documentary, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" (opening in theaters April 18), Ben Stein - actor, economist, presidential speechwriter and all around really smart guy - squares off with some of the world's most prominent anti-theist elites as he gets to the heart of the question, "Who are we, and how did we get here?"

This is not your father's documentary. "Expelled" rocks the house both literally and figuratively. It's gripping, music-packed, comically wry and always entertaining. But its entertainment value is yet surpassed by its educational merit. Throughout the film, Stein boldly shines a light of honest inquiry, revealing time and again that Evolution's Emperor has no clothes. In his trademark deadpan fashion, Stein skillfully debunks the dogmatic neo-Darwinist programming we've all had relentlessly rammed down our throats ever since "Big Science" went bananas over that cute little Scopes Monkey.

Unlike Michael Moore's anti-Bush propaganda flick "Fahrenheit 911" - which sold us a lemon with deceptive editing techniques and staged confrontations - "Expelled" is intellectually honest, cerebrally stimulating and delectably provocative.


Darwinism is so discredited at this point that it almost smacks of bullying to go after it with a feature film, especially one that subjects it to the ridicule it warrants but can't withstand. At least when the cultists rage against the enduring relevance of God you tend to give them points for punching above their weight, though futilely.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 8, 2008 11:58 AM
Comments

I'll bet hardly anyone goes to watch it, and it makes less money than Zombie Strippers.

Posted by: Brandon at April 9, 2008 6:08 PM
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