Maybe it’s a mocumentary?

The movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is not getting good reviews. Apparently it’s your basic hatchet job on science.

See this review from the New York Times. With out exception, all the reviews I’ve seen (maybe I’m not reading the “right” web pages) condemn the movie.

Is it possible that this is a joke? Like the movie “This is Spinal Tap”? It’s Ben Stein after all. There is no chance I will go and see this movie in a theater but it sounds like the silly material is set to “Eleven”.

3 Replies to “Maybe it’s a mocumentary?”

  1. just saw Expelled… Ben Stein’s goal in making Expelled (i gather) is to promote 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.

  2. Patrick,

    Well, I have not seen the movie (might when it hits cable) but I do know that Ben Stein is very intelligent so I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

    If he’s trying to promote more discussion, then that good. But just like “Bowling for Columbine” it’s possible to go overboard with the message. I thought that was a good movie but Michael Moore’s ambush of Charlton Heston was just plain rude and uncalled for.

  3. Patrick, considering that the film attempts to link the Nazi’s to Evolution, I’m not sure how anyone can take it seriously.

    Creationism which is what ID really is, is faith, not science. When I have kids, I’ll take them to a church to learn about faith. I don’t want a public school to teach it.

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