Tuesday, April 22, 2008

mainstream expelled review

An Expelled Review on MSNBC
Here is a part of that review:
What the heck is Intelligent Design anyway?
What is especially startling and monumentally deceptive is that the movie never bothers to tell us what Intelligent Design actually is. We hear cries of persecution but we don’t know why.
What is it that devotees of intelligent design believe that gets their colleagues in such a rage? Do they just want to invoke god as the starting point of the universe? Do they see god's hand in the design of every creature? Are they asking us to see the gods of every faith and tradition — those posited in Catholicism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Rastafarianism, etc. — in our DNA? Do they believe that competitive accounts of creation based on the Bible need to be in every American classroom? Do they see empirical proof of god in every molecule, plant, animal, rock, vegetable and fungus? "Expelled" never really tells us.

1 comment:

Patrick Roberts said...

just saw Expelled, i gather that Stein designed the movie to promote dangerously free thought... especially more thinking about the underlying motivations of American academia and a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff we should not take for granted.