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Movie Review: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed


I've always loved Ben Stein. His "Clear Eyes" commercials are some of the only ones I actually remember watching, and mention to anyone in my generation, "Beuler...Beuler...Beuler..." and they remember him right away.
This is a short documentary about the tension in the scientific/academic world involving the two conflicting theories, Darwin's evolution and Intelligent Design. Stein holds interviews all over the world with men and women who are professors, politicians, authors, conservatives and liberals. It is so sad that top scientists and educators are loosing their tenure over mentioning the fact that ID may be a possibility.
Another very small portion of the movie relates to how the cycle of evolution eventually ends: eugenics. The woman who started Planned Parenthood was originally out to start a superior breed by sterilizing certain types of women in her clinics (think poor, uneducated, etc.)! Also, it references how Nazi Germany took Darwin's theory of evolution to mold their understanding of a superior race.
All in all, this is a fantastic, well-done documentary that is probably in my top 5 movies seen in 2008. I give it 5 out of 5 stars, with an ironic Richard Dawkins twist at the end!

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Lifespring said…
I have to agree with your five out of five star rating for Expelled. I enjoyed the film so much that I interviewed one of the producers, John Sullivan, for my show. If you're interested in what he had to say, come on by expelled.LifespringMedia.com.

Blessings!

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