Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Is There a Conspiratorial Effort to Stifle Debate on Intelligent Design?

Ben Stein is a fascinating guy. A graduate of Columbia University in economics and Yale Law School, Stein has practiced law, taught in universities, written speeches for presidents (Nixon and Ford), been a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, written or co-written 30 books, was a game show host and has been an actor in movies, television and commercials.

No kidding, I only knew of Stein from his role as the boring high school teacher in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. “Anyone, anyone?”

Now Stein has produced and starred in a documentary about the debate between Darwinism/Evolution and Intelligent Design called “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”. You can see the movie trailer here. It will be in theaters April 18.

The following appears on the movie’s blog--

“Expelled” calls attention to the plight of highly credentialed scholars who
have been forced out of prestigious academic positions because they proposed
Intelligent Design as a possible alternative to Charles Darwin’s 150-year-old
theories about the origins of life. Instead of entertaining a debate on the
merits of competing theories, the scientific establishment has moved to suppress
the ID movement in a “systematic and ruthless” way at odds with America’s
founding principles, the film asserts.

Interested? I am. I plan to see it. If you do tell me what you think?

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