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Darwin-Nazi Link: Fundamentally Wrongheaded?

Darwin-Nazi Link: Fundamentally Wrongheaded?

A few days ago Tony Hoffman suggested, Expelled’s charge and the constant revival of this aspersion on this website — that Darwin leads to Hitler — seems fundamentally wrongheaded…. Tom, you keep saying that although you concede that there is no philosophical link from Darwin to Hitler there is in fact a historical one. While I agree with you, I have no idea what your point is in raising it…. It’s a good question. Besides having had about half a…

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Expelled Critics: So Bored They Can’t See Straight”

Expelled Critics: So Bored They Can’t See Straight”

This from Martin Cothran is the review of Expelled I wish I had been a good enough writer to do. It includes: In fact, ID critics seem to find it singularly profound to judge this movie on criteria that have little to do with the purpose of the movie. The movie doesn’t prove ID; the movie doesn’t give an accurate and detailed scientific description of this or that; the movie doesn’t give a balanced treatment of the issue; yada, yada,…

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Expelled: My Not-Really-A-Review

Expelled: My Not-Really-A-Review

Well, finally I’ve seen it. I loved it. It was entertaining, it was motivating, it was interesting, at times it was moving. That’s my short reaction. From there, though, I’m going to say what I wish many others writing about this movie would say: I’m too engaged in it to try to write an objective review, so I’m not going to try. I have something to say, but we all know it’s coming from my acknowledged position as someone who…

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Responding to Expelled: Think First

Responding to Expelled: Think First

I’ll be on an airplane this evening, so I won’t see Expelled until sometime later this weekend. But I’ll be eager to read the reports tomorrow morning. Here is what I hope not to see on the ID/Christian blogs: “We’re right! They’re idiots!” Panda’s Thumb has been saying that kind of thing all along from its anti-ID perspective, and other media are tending to pick up that theme. I’m calling on ID and Christian bloggers to watch the film with careful…

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Expelled: The Hot Topic

Expelled: The Hot Topic

Two articles of mine posted on other websites today: On BreakPoint.com: Handling a Hot Topic (how Christians ought to engage in controversies like the one over Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed). And on the website for the Center for a Just Society, the first of two articles on the whether there was some connection between Darwinism and Nazism, as the movie claims. This first one looks at Richard Dawkins’s to the matter in his review of the movie Expelled. The second…

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Orlando Sentinel – What is Ben Stein afraid of? by Roger Moore

Orlando Sentinel – What is Ben Stein afraid of? by Roger Moore

Roger Moore asks, What is Ben Stein afraid of? That’s his headline for a column in today’s Orlando Sentinel. It’s funny, really. Ben Stein knew going into this that there would be controversy, antagonism, even ridicule. That’s what Expelled is about. Does Moore think he just suddenly, at this late date, discovered there might be some opposition out there? When he signed up for this was he acting like someone controlled by fear? Moore said the press conference call last…

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“Inside Higher Ed” on PZ Myers and Expelled

“Inside Higher Ed” on PZ Myers and Expelled

Inside Higher Ed has a “Quick Take” today on PZ Myers jumping in uninvited on a conference call last week. Scroll down the page for the paragraph beginning: A tightly managed conference call with Ben Stein and producers of the upcoming documentary “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” became the scene of yet another clash between proponents of intelligent design and defenders of evolutionary theory…. It’s a well balanced summary of the event. “Tightly managed” could have all kinds of connotations. The…

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I’ve Arrived!

I’ve Arrived!

Blogspotted by Panda’s Thumb! I’m so excited! What more could a blogger ask? Here’s what they said: Today we sat in on a conference call with the Expelled frauds. PZ has his story up, and others will probably follow. However, some people, including the producers of Expelled, have already taken to accuse us of crashing their call, much like the lies about PZ crashing the Expelled screening.This is false. We got an explicit invitation yesterday from Expelled‘s media relations firm…

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