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WOW. What a fascinating movie. Very thought provoking. I could have replaced the term "Evolution" with "Global Warming" and the same philosophy would apply.
1 posted on 12/12/2009 7:26:56 AM PST by PatriotCJC
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Where did you see it?

2 posted on 12/12/2009 7:31:03 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Oath keepers + The NRA = FReeRepublic (.com baby))
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5 posted on 12/12/2009 7:39:15 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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I agree with your post!!!

I watched it last night. IT WAS VERY GOOD!!!

6 posted on 12/12/2009 7:44:15 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Ben Stein is very bright. I don’t agree with him all the time. I first saw him on Ben Stein’s money. And a liberal lady made a crack about Racist Republicans. Ben gave her an education right on the show. It was really funny. He just quoted so many facts the ladies head was spinning.

9 posted on 12/12/2009 7:58:59 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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Yes indeed.

The fraud that is the “global warming scare” is VERY akin to the fraud that is “the theory of evolution” which is, of course, taught to hundreds of millions as “fact”, not “theory.”

Am very glad that Ben Stein’s documentary is now available on TV to those who have the extra cable channels at least.

I saw it when it came out = in the movie theater.

Awesome job. Thank you, Ben Stein.

10 posted on 12/12/2009 7:59:16 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obamacare + Obama's EPA + Demobama Dectruction of economy = many will die unnecessarily)
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BTW, netflix rents this movie.

12 posted on 12/12/2009 8:06:07 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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About the Movie (Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed)

The Issue:

The freedom to legitimately challenge “Big Science’s” orthodoxy…without persecution.

The debate over evolution is confusing and to some, bewildering: “Wasn’t this all settled years ago?” The answer to that question is equally troubling: “Yes…and no.”

The truth is that a staggering amount of new scientific evidence has emerged since Darwin’s 150-year-old theory of life’s origins. Darwin had no concept of DNA, microbiology, The Big Bang, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity or of the human genome.

Each of these discoveries has, in one way or another, led a growing number of scientists to reconsider the simple view espoused by Darwin that life is a random, purposeless, chance occurrence. The universe, and life itself – is turning out to be far more complex and mysterious – than Darwin could possibly have imagined.

Darwin’s theory isn’t a single idea. Instead, it is made up of several related ideas, each supported by specific arguments. Of the three, only Evolution #1 can be said to be scientifically “settled.”

When you see the word “evolution.” You should ask yourself, “Which of the three definitions is being used?” Because arguments and evidence supporting #1 do not support #2 or #3!

What Is Intelligent Design?

The theory of intelligent design is simply an effort to empirically detect whether the “apparent design” in nature acknowledged by virtually all biologists is genuine design (the product of an intelligent cause) or is simply the product of an undirected process such as natural selection acting on random variations.

“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” rejects the notion that “the case is closed,” and exposes the widespread persecution of scientists and educators who are pursuing legitimate, opposing scientific views to the reigning orthodoxy.

The Controversy

The American public’s awareness and beliefs vis-à-vis our government’s expanding role in defining the curriculum in America’s schools, universities and institutions of science.

Neo-Darwinian theory contends that life is the result of a random, purposeless process.

Neo – Darwinian theory is taught in schools as if it is the only plausible scientific explanation of how life originated and developed. Yet Intelligent Design theory has recently emerged to challenge neo-Darwinian theory.

Both are scientific theories, and the debate is therefore legitimate. Why is the debate being suppressed?

At stake are two very consequential views of existence: Is life purposeful, and intelligently designed? Or is it random and purposeless?

Question #1:

Knowing this - should our government be engaged in official, de facto promotion of the exclusively secular, materialist worldview inherent in neo-Darwinian theory in our nation’s public schools, universities and research institutions? Why?

Question #2:

There is growing support among scientists that there is evidence of intelligent design operating in nature. Yet these scientists, researchers and educators are being routinely persecuted for their scientific views. Who is behind this persecution? Why is this happening in America? How did this situation develop?

Question #3:

Should the enterprise of science somehow be treated differently from all other forms of human knowledge, and accorded a special privilege that exempts it from robust debate or inquiry, especially when such debate or inquiry may alter viewpoints that raise important questions concerning larger issues that extend beyond the limits of science itself?

“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” presents a point-of-view so powerful, that it literally forces a re-examination of these issues.

What’s At Stake

We all know that ideas have consequences.

And our country was founded on principles of free and open debate.

The differences between these two worldviews are certainly consequential. So…why the suppression of scientific debate?

If in our publicly funded schools, universities and institutions our children continue to be taught only this: that all life on earth is the result of a purposeless, meaningless and undirected process of random mutation and natural selection…

What are the consequences over time of teaching this one-sided worldview as if it were fact rather than theory?

Such a change in our government’s official policy represents a deeply troubling shift in our cultural identity and a radical departure from the very principles upon which our country was built.  America is the first Democracy that was founded on the distinctive worldview that “a Creator” conferred “inalienable rights” on human beings, rather than the State, or another institution, such as “Big Science.”

So…how was it decided that the teaching of such a profoundly different worldview should become the official position of the United States of America’s public institutions?

Who was behind the decision? And…why?

“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” looks to scientists on both sides of the issue…and reveals some truly shocking answers.

22 posted on 12/12/2009 9:03:05 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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I went to the movies and saw it when it came out last year. Beyond the intelligent design/evolution debates, it really brings out the little known secret in the science/medicine disciplines and academia that ANYONE who disagrees with the politically correct group-think is blackballed (i.e. the scientists who question global warming).

24 posted on 12/12/2009 9:15:00 AM PST by TennesseeGirl
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When the movie first came out, I remember hearing that Ben Stein spent a lot of his own money to make the movie and to get it into theaters. Many theaters were not interested in showing it, so I made it a point to go see it, even though I rarely go to a theater to see first run movies.

I’m glad the movie is still making the rounds. I heard Dr. Stephen Meyer on a radio program not too long ago, and found him to be quite interesting.

27 posted on 12/12/2009 9:37:04 AM PST by smokingfrog (I'm from TEXAS -- what country are YOU from?)
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I watched it just now, VERY GOOD!

Consensus is Stagnation of Thought

28 posted on 12/12/2009 10:06:23 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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