Sunday, April 27, 2008

Expelled documentary

Dave and I went to see Ben Stein's documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed on our date night on Friday. Have you seen it yet? This one is worth the money! It is a film about the evolution vs. Intelligent Design debate, except that there really isn't a debate anymore in America, which is the point. Go see it! We have been encouraging everyone to see it all weekend - it was so, so good.

I read this review of the documentary on Radical Womanhood tonight which was exactly what I would have written - if I could write that eloquently, that is. :)

She writes:

If you're not familiar with this documentary, it is fundamentally about a loss of freedom of inquiry and freedom of speech in scientific, academic and legal circles. It focuses on how those who have even minimally questioned neo-Darwinism in favor of intelligent design have lost jobs, grants, and credibility. But it broadens this focus to look at what it costs our society to have unquestioned support for evolution and staunch opposition to intelligent design. As Ben Stein pointed out in an interview with Bill O'Reilly, Darwinism was "a brilliant theory in the middle of the 19th century. It's the 21st-century, there are a lot of questions being raised about it. Nobody had any idea the cell was so complex. We would just like to ask some questions." (This is in reference to the evolutionist idea that all life arose from a single cell--and how biologists now see how complicated a single cell is, but aren't allowed to question this very basis of evolutionary theory.)

Read her whole review here. There is a youtube trailer in her post, and also an interview video, that are worth watching. But seriously, like she said, "sometimes a vote with the wallet at the box office can be quite meaningful." We don't go see movies very often, but this one is worth paying for.


Beth said...

Nathan and I wanted to see that movie, but it is not even offered at any of the theaters here in the entire Anchorage area. I think that speaks quite well to the whole point of the movie. Maybe I will be able to watch it in OK, and if not I am sure that we will rent or buy it when it comes out on DVD. Thanks for the review!!!

Eryn said...

it was only out here for a limited time and unfortunately, not well publisized. i found out about it the last 4 days it was here. my parents saw it though with some of our church and all agreed it was very good and worth seeing. i guess i will have to wait to rent it.
think it will get as much media as the micheal moore documentarys?

bandanachick said...

Bummer Beth! I got excited when I read this review and others, and then just read your comment. :( Guess I will have to wait until it comes out on DVD.

Kim & Dave said...

I have wanted to see it....but life has been crazy! Thanks for the reminder!

The Log Chopper said...

Brooke & I found out it was a good "make-out" movie.

Oh ya.

What was it about?