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September 28, 2007

Ben Stein on Intelligent Design

In February, 2008, Ben Stein (yes, that Ben Stein) is coming out with a movie that exposes the scientific community's rather non-scientific silencing of those not towing the line.

Evolution – and the explosive debate over its virtual monopoly on America's public school classrooms – is the focus of the film "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed."

In the movie, 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."

Nice to see someone taking on this issue in what looks to be a funny and informative, Ben Stein sort of way.

Posted by Doug at September 28, 2007 01:01 PM

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Amen. Just because a bunch of smarty-pants scientists with their godless book learnin’ say that the Earth is billions of years old and a bunch of people who handle snakes, speak in tongues and drop their logs in outhouses say that the earth will be 26 years old nest Tuesday, doesn’t mean that both points of view aren’t equally valid.

What I really want to know is when Christians going to stand up to the Atheistic Theory of Gravity?

Posted by: Rodney Anoanymous at September 30, 2007 10:18 AM


You get equal marks for rationality of thought and spelling.

Ben is a great guy and nobody has ever accused him of being a Christian toady. The point is not, Rodney and other, if science has a place, but whether science has moved from a perspective of critical inquiry as to EVERYTHING to simply another uncritical mouthpiece of materialism and secularism. The scientific method is good. Ben's question, and many others', is whether science has discarded the scientific method for pablum.

Posted by: mark at October 5, 2007 01:41 AM

And also, Rodney, it's "larnin'" not "learnin'"

Posted by: mark at October 5, 2007 01:45 AM