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  • My Convention Story (The nomad who found a home in America)

    09/04/2008 11:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 428+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 9/5/2008 | Ben Stein
    Okay, here's my Republican Convention story. After I did my little tiny bit of reporting work from St. Paul's Xcel Center on Wednesday, I got into a taxi to head back to my hotel. Of course we got stuck in traffic. I asked my driver, a rugged looking fellow, where he was from and how he was enjoying the convention. It was as if I had uncorked a bottle of champagne. "Have you ever heard of Ogaden?" he asked me. "Yes, it's part of Ethiopia," I said. "Lots of fighting there." "It is a huge area. Seven million people. Government...
  • Ben Stein Gets 'Expelled' on Blu-ray

    08/07/2008 11:17:53 AM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 36 replies · 76+ views
    HIGH-DEF DIGEST ^ | Wed Aug 06, 2008 | HIGH-DEF DISC NEWS
    Bringing the intelligent design debate to high-def, Vivendi Visual has announced an October Blu-ray release for Ben Stein's controversial documentary 'Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.' Drawing lines in the intelligent design versus evolution debate (with Stein falling squarely on the side of the former), 'Expelled' was praised by religious leaders and condemned by scientists in equal measure. Released through the Vivendi Visual Entertainment label, the company has set a October 21 Blu-ray release for the incendiary doc, day-and-date with the standard DVD.
  • Are There Any Real Conservatives Out There?

    07/22/2008 6:16:58 PM PDT · by AnnGora · 43 replies · 172+ views
    Larry King Show | July 22, 2008
    Just started watching Larry King for a lark. There are no larks on the show, but the harridan, Joy Behar, is hostessing. Her guests are three liberals and one supposed conservative, Ben Stein. First question: How did Obama do on his Tour of Iraq? The question goes to Ben Stein who falls all over himself praising Obama, gushing how wonderful and masterful he is, and ending up drooling over how Obama is the best he has ever seen in his lifetime. Naturally, the panel of libs agreed immediately and offered Stein free membership in the club. With conservatives like these...
  • Attack of the Super-Intelligent Purple Space Squid Creators

    07/16/2008 1:01:17 PM PDT · by steve-b · 26 replies · 157+ views
    Reason ^ | 7/15/08 | Ronald Bailey
    ...Near the end of the silly new anti-evolution film, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed—in which fellow panelist Steve Meyer appeared—host Ben Stein asks Richard Dawkins, who is arguably the best-known living evolutionary biologist on the planet, if he could think of any circumstances under which intelligent design might have occurred. Incautiously, Dawkins brings up the idea that aliens might have seeded life on earth; so-called directed panspermia. This idea was suggested by biologists Francis Crick and Leslie Orgel back in the 1970s. In the film, Stein acts like this is a great "gotcha," like it's the silliest thing he's ever heard....
  • Ben Stein and his war on Hate

    06/23/2008 8:44:37 PM PDT · by Turborules · 12 replies · 215+ views
    Open letter | june 6 2008 | Ben Stein
    Ben Stein: Great article on Jews, Christians and Americans ~~~~~~~~~~~ The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees. It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready...
  • Is Ben Stein Drinking Too Much Hollywood Kool-Aid?

    06/18/2008 6:17:28 AM PDT · by kellynla · 59 replies · 173+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 06/18/2008 | Mark Skousen
    Let me first say that I’ve been a long-time fan of Ben Stein as an actor, author, and commentator. I admire his entrepreneurial skills in both the academic (he holds a law and economics degree from ivy-league schools) and the entertainment worlds. His credentials as a conservative are strong in his defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But nobody is perfect, and in the case of Ben Stein, he has recently strayed from sound economic thinking in his ill-conceived and unrelenting attack on the rich and his recommendation that the wealthy pay a lot more in taxes....
  • (Ben)Stein: Stop Whining And Blaming Oil Cos.

    05/25/2008 2:33:30 PM PDT · by kellynla · 60 replies · 63+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 25, 2008 | Ben Stein
    Topic A on everyone's mind these days is the amazing price rise of oil and gasoline by historical standards. Herewith, some good news and some bad news. First, the bad news: Nothing - and I mean nothing - the U.S. government does can stop the rise in the price of oil in the short run. Stopping buys for the emergency stockpile will have no effect at all. These purchases are less than one-tenth of one percent of daily worldwide demand. Cancelling the purchases is precisely the same as not paying life insurance premiums when you're worried about money. It is...
  • Darwin's Dystopia : Darwinism and Hitler's Eugenics Program

    05/24/2008 9:04:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 341 replies · 1,585+ views
    tothesource.org ^ | May 8, 2008 | Dr. Benjamin Wiker
    The folks at Scientific American are steamed at Ben Stein: (see links): Ben Stein's Expelled: No Integrity Displayed (http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=ben-steins-expelled-review-john-rennie) Six Things in Expelled That Ben Stein Doesn't Want You to Know...(http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=six-things-ben-stein-doesnt-want-you-to-know) Stein's controversial movie Expelled links Charles Darwin to Adolf Hitler, the ultimate scientific hero to the ultimate manifestation of human evil. "A shameful antievolution film tries to blame Darwin for the Holocaust," shouts John Rennie's headline. Rennie then declares that its "heavy-handed linkage of modern biology to the Holocaust demands a response for the sake of simple human decency." The problem is, that the link is quite real. In...
  • Why Do You Keep Boring Us with Darwinism?

    05/19/2008 1:50:52 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 123 replies · 154+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 5/19/08 | Purple Mountains
    I’ve written several columns about my skepticism regarding Darwinism. Each time I do I receive snooty comments attesting to my stupidity and my ignorance. The Darwinists never seem to want to discuss any of the points I have tried to make, just to ridicule the very thought that there may be some kind of guiding intelligence behind the structures, the amounts of information, the complexities, the fine balance and the mysteries of life and our universe. If anything is subject to ridicule, it is the answer that the world’s leading proponent and defender of Darwinian dogma, Richard Dawkins, gave to...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 May 2008

    05/11/2008 5:14:44 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 359 replies · 466+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 11 May 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 11th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): David Axelrod, campaign adviser for Obama; Howard Wolfson, campaign adviser for Clinton; actor Ben Stein. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.; Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.; Terry McAuliffe, campaign chairman for Hillary Rodham Clinton. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Carly Fiorina, adviser to John McCain's campaign. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Reps. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez,...
  • R.C. Sproul Interviews Ben Stein

    05/10/2008 7:57:42 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 11 replies · 111+ views
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | March 20, 2008
    You can watch it here: R.C. Sproul interviews Ben Stein
  • Ben Stein's Dangerous Idea (three false assumptions about the movie "Expelled")

    05/07/2008 5:05:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies · 549+ views
    National Ledger ^ | May 7, 2008 | Bob Meyer
    Ben Stein has a dangerous idea. His idea is that professors and teachers who express skepticism about Darwinism are likely to find themselves not granted tenure, castigated and ridiculed, and disqualified from the opportunity to have research papers published. Stein documents this in his new movie "Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed." As you would expect, it is drawing highly critical reviews from the usual suspects. One agitated reviewer on a blog said the movie was filled with half-truths and outright lies. It would be interesting to see what this same source had to say about the latest documentary movies promoted by...
  • Darwin, Hitler, and the Culture of Death

    05/06/2008 3:49:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 102 replies · 309+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/6/08 | Michael Baggot
    May 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Ben Stein has suffered extensive media criticism for drawing the connection between Darwin, Hitler, and the modern eugenics movements in a powerful 10-minute section of his film "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed".In an MSNBC.com review, Arthur Caplan calls the connection Stein draws between Darwin's theory and the Holocaust "despicable".  Neo-Darwinians on the whole have unleashed a barrage of insults at Stein and his work. They have also, however, completely failed to address the intimidating body of evidence Stein presents to support his claims.  While Stein has explicitly asserted that not every neo-Darwinist is a eugenicist, an examination of the historic...
  • Ben Stein Provokes the Liberal Wrath ( Phyllis Schlafly )

    05/06/2008 5:52:13 AM PDT · by kellynla · 200 replies · 213+ views
    townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2008 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Ben Stein is known to many as an actor on Comedy Central. But the funniest part about his recent movie "Expelled" is not any clever lines spoken by Stein but the hysterical way liberals are trying to discourage people from seeing it. Stein's critics fail to effectively refute anything in "Expelled"; they just use epithets to ridicule it and hope they can make it go away. However, it won't go away; even Scientific American, which labeled the movie "shameful," concedes that it cannot be ignored.
  • The Wrong Target (On Ben Stein's Expelled)

    05/05/2008 2:32:33 PM PDT · by curiosity · 307 replies · 394+ views
    National Review ^ | 5/5/2008 | John Derbyshire
    A reader: John, I think you and other conservative critics of Ben Stein's movie are overlooking a significant part of the damage this film is doing: it diverts attention away from the areas of the academy, such as English, Poli Sci, Sociology, gender studies, black studies, etc. that really have become real cesspools of leftist dogma and actually are dire need of reform. Conservatives who care about higher education ought to be scrutinizing the pseudo-scholars in these disciplines and leaving the real scholars in the natural sciences alone. Ben Stein is diverting resources away from where they could actually be...
  • Why is "Expelled" unavailable on Netflix?

    05/04/2008 8:10:53 PM PDT · by weeder · 38 replies · 511+ views
    5/4/08 | Weeder
    I'm puzzled. I just looked up the movie, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed", on Netflix. It was classified as "Availability unknown", but it also has a rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars, based on opinions of 383 people who viewed the film. Has this been pulled by Netflix? Did someone get an injunction against it or something? How can over 300 people have viewed it and rated it, yet the movie is not currently available? Seems fishy to me. Anyone know what the deal is here?
  • Show me the Science (On Ben Stein's "Expelled")

    05/04/2008 1:46:20 PM PDT · by curiosity · 176 replies · 346+ views
    National Review ^ | May 2, 2008 | Jim Manzi
    Expelled seems to me to be the right-wing analog of Fahrenheit 9/11...An effort to take a preexisting belief about the illegitimate use of power, find some facts to fit to it, and do the rest of the work with insinuation and innuendo... ...But the obvious question for ID proponents is never asked: OK, this great science is being suppressed, so please show me the data, lab notebooks, scientific work papers, unpublished manuscripts, and so on that contain all of these amazing discoveries that nobody will confront. But we never see it... ...One argument the movie makes, without any support that...
  • A Blood Libel on Our Civilization

    05/04/2008 5:49:05 AM PDT · by Salman · 63 replies · 186+ views
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2008 | John Derbyshire
    ... When talking about the creationists to people who don’t follow these controversies closely, I have found that the hardest thing to get across is the shifty, low-cunning aspect of the whole modern creationist enterprise. Individual creationists can be very nice people, though they get nicer the further away they are from the full-time core enterprise of modern creationism at the Discovery Institute. The enterprise as a whole, however, really doesn’t smell good. You notice this when you’re around it a lot. I shall give some more examples in a minute; but what accounts for all this dishonesty and misrepresentation?...
  • EXPELLED! NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED.

    05/03/2008 4:48:48 PM PDT · by LJayne · 114 replies · 159+ views
    There is a movement on the horizon that has the potential to change the educational system in America and influence your kids, you and the youth you serve. For decades now, Neo-Darwinism has maintained a stranglehold within public education, suppressing all other theories on the origins of life—especially those that hint of a "designer".
  • "Don't Blame Darwinism for Hitler! Blame Christianity!"

    05/01/2008 3:09:53 PM PDT · by sitetest · 327 replies · 1,029+ views
    Jewcy - What Matters Now ^ | April 30, 2008? | David Klinghoffer
    It was from an obsessive Darwin-defender that I learned of the Anti-Defamation League's attack on the theatrical documentary Expelled, for "misappropriat[ing] the Holocaust." This guy is constantly emailing me. He warned that the ADL had just "issued a terse press release today condemning the equation of ‘Darwinism' with Nazism in Expelled. How can you call yourself a religious Jew and still believe in such Fundamentalist Protestant Christian nonsense like Intelligent Design?" I thanked my email correspondent for a good laugh. The idea that, having defended Expelled's thesis concerning Hitler's intellectual debt to Charles Darwin, I would now feel chastised and...
  • Ben Stein misses his own point

    04/30/2008 7:49:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies · 170+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 30, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    John Derbyshire finds a rather disturbing comment from Ben Stein in an interview he did with TBN earlier this month, promoting his new film Expelled: The Movie. In explaining his reaction to researching the Holocaust by visiting Dachau and Hadamar, Stein railed against the distortions of Darwinian theory that led to the systematic eugenics murders and genocide of the Nazi regime. However, Stein misses the target by a mile...
  • A Blood Libel on Our Civilization. Can I expell Expelled?

    04/28/2008 12:01:40 PM PDT · by Delacon · 466 replies · 609+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 28, 2008 | John Derbyshire
    What on earth has happened to Ben Stein? He and I go back a long way. No, I’ve never met the guy. Back in the 1970s, though, when The American Spectator was in its broadsheet format, I would always turn first to Ben Stein’s diary, which appeared in every issue. He was funny and clever and worldly in a way I liked a lot. The very few times I’ve caught him on-screen, he seems to have had a nice line in deadpan self-deprecation, also something I like. Though I’ve never met him, I know people who know him, and...
  • Mocked and belittled (Ben Stein documentary)

    04/26/2008 7:48:11 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 51 replies · 135+ views
    World ^ | April 19, 2008 | Megan Basham
    Mocked and belittled Interview: Ben Stein’s new documentary may give macro-evolutionary theory a deserved hard time, and he plans to have fun with it along the way | Megan Basham Bebeto Matthews/AP Though audiences probably know Ben Stein best as the economics teacher from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the actor had a distinguished career preceding the classic '80s movie—just not in the entertainment industry. Long before ad-libbing the world's most famously boring free-market lecture, Stein was a Yale-trained trial lawyer, a professor at Pepperdine University, an economist, and a speechwriter for presidents Nixon and Ford. Even today, along with his...
  • 'Expelled' goes easy on Darwin-Nazi link

    04/24/2008 11:04:16 PM PDT · by RussP · 136 replies · 272+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 24, 2008 | Jack Cashill
    Darwin critics know Ernst Haeckel as the German philosopher whose faked embryo drawings helped generations of clueless students accept Darwinism – "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" and all that. But there is still another problem with Haeckel, a darker one than mere fraud. Critics of the Ben Stein film, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," apparently do not know this. If they had, they would not have savaged Stein for daring to connect Adolf Hitler to Charles Darwin. In Scientific American, for instance, editor John Rennie describes this connection as "heavy-handed." In Reuters, Frank Scheck calls it "truly offensive." In reality, it is neither....
  • Darwin and Hitler: A Trumped-Up Connection?

    04/23/2008 4:27:25 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 92 replies · 109+ views
    April 16, 2008 — If there is anything critics of Ben Stein’s documentary Expelled are griping about, it is the association of Hitler with Darwin. What is the movie claiming and not claiming, and how solid is the historical connection?...
  • Ben Stein Exposes Richard Dawkins (Dawkins admits possibility of ID, Just Not God).

    04/21/2008 7:23:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 691 replies · 1,090+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 21, 2008 | Dinesh D'Souza
    In Ben Stein's new film "Expelled," there is a great scene where Richard Dawkins is going on about how evolution explains everything. This is part of Dawkins' grand claim, which echoes through several of his books, that evolution by itself has refuted the argument from design. The argument from design hold that the design of the universe and of life are most likely the product of an intelligent designer. Dawkins thinks that Darwin has disproven this argument. So Stein puts to Dawkins a simple question, "How did life begin?" One would think that this is a question that could be...
  • Ben Stein's 'Expelled': A Little Background

    04/17/2008 6:50:17 PM PDT · by BufordP · 86 replies · 83+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 04/16/2008 | Granville Sewell
    With the release of Ben Stein's new movie "Expelled" on April 18, the question as to whether Intelligent Design is a scientific theory, or only religion in disguise, will be debated across the country as never before. Here is a little background, and a prediction as to how this controversy will play out in the coming years.A November 5, 1980 New York Times News Service article, reporting on a meeting at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History of "nearly all the leading evolutionists in paleontology, population genetics, taxonomy and related fields," begins:Biology's understanding of how evolution works, which...
  • Ben Stein Blows it on Fox--ID is Religion (vanity)

    04/20/2008 6:09:13 PM PDT · by Soliton · 484 replies · 299+ views
    Fox News | 04/20/2008 | Soliton
    Ben Stein was just on Fox News with Geraldo. He was asked If ID versus Evolution was a "left, right thing". He responded,"No, It's an atheist versus a non-believer thing". Stein inadvertantly admitted that ID is a religious argument, not science!
  • 'Expelled' film draws applause at ISU ( students applaud 'expelled' Professor Guillermo Gonzalez)

    04/20/2008 9:08:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 79+ views
    The Ames Tribune ^ | April 19,2008 | Gavin Aronsen
    A line for the 7:10 p.m. premiere showing of "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" at the Varsity II theater on Lincoln Way stretched back five storefronts to the Bali Satay House Friday. The documentary film, narrated by actor and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein, explores the relationship between science and religion in academia, juxtaposing images of the Berlin Wall with footage shot for the film to suggest scientific freedom is being stifled by hostile views toward religion. It features interviews with Guillermo Gonzalez, assistant professor in astronomy at Iowa State University, who claims he was denied tenure for his outspoken views...
  • Stein Turns The Tables on Darwinists

    04/20/2008 2:59:24 PM PDT · by Mark · 20 replies · 110+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/20/2008 | Chris Weinkopf
    Stein turns the tables on Darwinists By Chris Weinkopf, Editorial Page Editor THERE'S a great piece of viral satire working its way around the Internet, an ad for Ben Stein's new movie, "Expelled." It's a music video featuring animated representations of prominent atheists rapping about their intellectual superiority over the majority of mankind that still has doubts about Darwinism as an all-purpose, infallible explanation for everything. The video is funny, but nowhere near as funny as some of the crusading atheists' responses to it. At the Web site of celebrity God-hater Richard Dawkins, both host and acolytes spent more than...
  • Expelled - Ben Stein's Brilliant And Subversive Documentary

    04/20/2008 8:30:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 682+ views
    PipelineNews.org ^ | April 19,2008 | William Mayer
    April 19, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Darwin...Darwin...Darwin...you can almost hear Ben Stein muttering to himself as this subversive little documentary, "Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed," unfolds. Having opened only yesterday it has already left the piggies that feed at the trough of big science foaming at the mouth and staggering about in near apoplexia. So outraged are the fascisti intelligentsia by Stein's work that as the film's website makes clear, "...the National Center For Science Education has taken the extraordinary and unprecedented step of building a website devoted solely to discrediting the...film..." an overtly political act....
  • Intelligent Critique (Film Expelled adroitly addresses the dogmaticism of Darwinian theory)

    04/19/2008 12:17:00 PM PDT · by cornelis · 163 replies · 241+ views
    NRO ^ | 4/18/08 | Dave Berg
    I like rebels, especially ones who go against type. Take Ben Stein in his latest film, Expelled, which comes out this Friday. Dressed in a sport coat, tie, and tennis shoes, he’s not who you expect — the deadpan, monotone-voiced but ever-likable teacher he portrays in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Wonder Years. Stein retains his characteristic deadpan affect, but this time he’s playing himself — a deceptively erudite and well-educated interviewer, who is passionately skeptical of evolutionary biology and its leading proponents. The film’s endeavor is to respond to one simple question: “Were we designed, or are we...
  • Ben Stein is EXPELLED

    04/19/2008 9:37:44 AM PDT · by oldsaw · 528 replies · 325+ views
    Has this site been hacked?
  • Just saw Expelled The Movie

    04/18/2008 7:37:35 PM PDT · by woofer2425 · 241 replies · 200+ views
    Expelled The Movie | me | me
    A fair and balanced presentation on Intelligent Design. I recommend seeing it.
  • Expelled, Important and A Highly Enjoyable Movie To Boot

    04/18/2008 4:04:57 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 251 replies · 138+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 4/18/08 | Purple Mountains
    I just returned home from seeing the premiere of Ben Stein's new movie, "Expelled:No Intelligence Allowed". I was amazed that such an important movie that addresses serious questions would be so enjoyable and have such great entertainment value. The movie exposes Darwinism and the crushing of scientific inquiry going on in this country. Darwinism is the foundation science of modern liberalism, and just as liberalism is a failed philosophy and imposes political correctness to stifle debate, so is some of Darwinian theory wrong, and scientific study and debate about it is simiarly stifled. I urge everyone to see this movie...
  • Ben Stein vs. Sputtering Atheists

    04/17/2008 4:07:06 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 323 replies · 329+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | April 17, 2008 | L. Brent Bozell III
    I confess that when the producers of Ben Stein’s new documentary “Expelled” called, offering me a private screening, I was less than excited. It is a reality of PC liberalism: There is only one credible side to an issue, and any dissent is not only rejected, it is scorned. Global warming. Gay “rights.” Abortion “rights.” On these and so many other issues there is enlightenment, and then there is the Idiotic Other Side. PC liberalism’s power centers are the news media, the entertainment industry and academia and all are in the clutches of an unmistakable hypocrisy: Theirs is an ideology...
  • Expelled hysteria continues apace [Barf Alert]

    04/17/2008 11:21:43 AM PDT · by Aristotelian · 30 replies · 74+ views
    OrlandoSentinel.com ^ | Apr 17, 2008 | Roger Moore
    As the onslaught of new emails-comments from believers/disbelievers pours in over this Ben Stein movie, Expelled, I am amused, appalled and mystified at the whole thing, and the posture of those are so adamantly in favor of adding "In the beginning..." to the nation's science curricula. It's "not about religion," ID/Creationists/Monkey Trial adherents say. Yes, it is. Doesn't lying bother you? You want your religion imposed on America's kids in science classrooms. You want to "test" and "debunk" Evolution as a "belief system." And then you don't want YOUR belief system, which can't withstand tests under any of those criteria,...
  • Six Things in Expelled That Ben Stein Doesn't Want You to Know...

    04/17/2008 10:54:25 AM PDT · by Boxen · 219 replies · 483+ views
    Scientific American ^ | April 16, 2008 | John Rennie and Steve Mirsky
    ...about intelligent design and evolutionIn the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, narrator Ben Stein poses as a "rebel" willing to stand up to the scientific establishment in defense of freedom and honest, open discussion of controversial ideas like intelligent design (ID). But Expelled has some problems of its own with honest, open presentations of the facts about evolution, ID—and with its own agenda. Here are a few examples—add your own with a comment, and we may add it to another draft of this story. For our complete coverage, see "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed—Scientific American's Take. 1) Expelled quotes Charles Darwin...
  • Movie Review: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

    04/15/2008 5:40:21 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 77 replies · 285+ views
    Introduction On March 29th I attended the second fully edited prescreening of the soon to be released movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. The event was hosted by the Directors Guild of America at one of their lovely theaters on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Ben Stein, the co-writer, producer, and main actor in the film was also present to help introduce the documentary and for a Q&A session following it. Overall scope First of all I personally felt that the film was very well produced and executed. Even though much of it focused on interviews of several different persons in...
  • Ben Stein's Intelligent Adventure (Review of EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed)

    04/13/2008 5:17:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies · 172+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 13,2008 | Kate Wright
    Ben Stein's new film EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed, is a documentary that appears to be about Intelligent Design and the shortcomings of Darwinism. The film is not just an exploration of the limitations of The Origin of Species, but a journey to uncover the mindset that Darwinism engendered among those with an agenda to replace traditional understandings of God with pure materialism. But far from offering a weighty discourse on theories of monism, Stein delivers a pop culture MTV-style Road Film that has already reignited the Culture Wars, with a just-issued cease and desist letter from a group at Harvard....
  • The globe’s leading Big Science atheist is ‘shocked! Shocked!’

    04/10/2008 1:13:30 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 23 replies · 61+ views
    Expelled The Movie ^ | Mar 2008 | Deacon Blue
    Anyone reading this blog who isn’t aware of the dustup that occurred at the Mall of America somewhere in Minnesota this past Friday must not be a reader of the New York Times (or any of the teeming millions of ‘mom and pop’ atheist/Darwinist / boffin blogs that are all atwitter about it and still writing well into the night.) The controversy around Premise Media’s upcoming movie Ben Stein’s EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed became the hottest topic in the blogosphere. According to BlogPulse, a service of Nielsen Buzzmetrics, the issue held the number one slot throughout the day on Monday,...
  • Expelled from 'Expelled' (Darwinist priesthood in uproar)

    04/10/2008 8:58:06 AM PDT · by unspun · 266 replies · 402+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4-10-2008 | Jill Stanek
    Darwinism is a specific evolutionary theory that excludes everything but material processes in the design of all life forms. No Intelligent Design allowed. "What's driving it is Darwinism is a foundational principle – scientific validation of secularism, atheism, liberalism – and that it strikes at the core of who they are," said Mathis. "Secondarily, these scientists are the high priests of the biggest question ever asked. They have all the authority, knowledge, power, funding," continued Mathis. "This is ground they own exclusively. They look down their elitist noses at the unwashed ignorant religious masses and scoff. That's why they respond...
  • Ben Stein: Win His Career

    04/09/2008 7:27:17 AM PDT · by js1138 · 278 replies · 2,286+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 09, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    After seeing a new non-fiction film starring Comedy Central’s Ben Stein, you may not only be able to win his money, but also his career. Stein is that whiny little guy with the monotone voice that makes him seem funny and an unlikely "character" for TV appearances. But that career may be over come April 18 when a movie he co-wrote, narrates and appears in, called "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," is released. Directed by one Nathan Frankowski, "Expelled" is a sloppy, all-over-the-place, poorly made (and not just a little boring) "expose" of the scientific community. It’s not very exciting. But...
  • Darwin's Kool-Aid drinkers

    04/05/2008 2:06:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 135 replies · 97+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 5, 2008 | J. Matt Barber
    There's a shakeup in the cult of neo-Darwinist pseudo-science, and that endearing, monotone high school teacher of "Ferris Bueller" fame is doing the shaking. With his new feature documentary, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" (opening in theaters April 18), Ben Stein – actor, economist, presidential speechwriter and all around really smart guy – squares off with some of the world's most prominent anti-theist elites as he gets to the heart of the question, "Who are we, and how did we get here?" This is not your father's documentary. "Expelled" rocks the house both literally and figuratively. It's gripping, music-packed, comically wry...
  • Lying for Jesus? by Richard Dawkins (RD & PZ Myers see "Expelled")

    03/24/2008 5:19:31 PM PDT · by Nicholas Conradin · 33 replies · 831+ views
    RichardDawkins.net ^ | March 23, 2008 | Richard Dawkins
    The blogs are ringing with ridicule. Mark Mathis, duplicitous producer of the much hyped film Expelled, shot himself in the foot so spectacularly that the phrase might have been invented for him. Goals don't come more own than this. How is it possible that a man who makes his living from partisan propaganda could hand so stunning a propaganda coup to his opponents? Hand it to them on a plate, so ignominiously and so UNNECESSARILY. In writing this for RichardDawkins.net, I have assumed that our readers will already be familiar with the facts of the case, from Pharyngula and the...
  • What McCain Could Do About Taxes(BEN STEIN)

    03/09/2008 12:00:47 PM PDT · by kellynla · 40 replies · 1,291+ views
    new york times ^ | March 9, 2008 | BEN STEIN
    Congratulations. The nomination of the Grand Old Party is yours. Now comes the hard part, winning, and the almost impossible part, governing sensibly. Since you were, in your usual modest way, genial enough to acknowledge recently that you know little about economics, may I offer you some thoughts on a big part of economics, namely tax policy, bearing in mind that no one knows much about it? Let’s start with the obvious. Almost everyone dislikes taxes. No sane person enjoys writing out a big check to Uncle Sam when he could spend that money or bank it for retirement. By...
  • Ben Stein Wins Intelligent Design Award for 'Expelled' (The Movie)

    02/17/2008 10:10:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 265+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Feb 16,2008 | Katherine T. Phan
    Ben Stein's work in his new controversial movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed has earned him praises and now an award from the intelligent design community The multi-talented star of his Comedy Central show Win Ben Stein’s Money who is also known known for his lead role in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day was named the recipient of the 2008 Phillip E. Johnson Award for Liberty and Truth, an award created to honor one of the founding fathers of the intelligent design movement. Stein will receive the award through Biola University’s masters in science and religion program in a ceremony on...
  • Super Trailer to Ben Stein's new movie, "Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed"

    02/03/2008 12:58:53 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 313 replies · 725+ views
    Premise Media Corporation ^ | In Theaters Spring 2008 | Kevin Miller, Walt Ruloff, John Sullivan, Nathan Frankowski
    ...For most of my life, I believed the answers to these questions were fairly straightforward. Everything that exists is created by a Loving God. That includes rocks, trees, animals, people, really everything. All along I had been well aware that other people, very smart people, believe otherwise. Rather than God's handiwork, they see the universe as the product of random particle collisions and chemical reactions. And rather than regard humankind as carrying the spark of the divine, they believe we are nothing more than mud animated by lightning... Trailer requires Shockwave Flash: Super Trailerhttp://www.expelledthemovie.com/playgroundvideo3.swf More trailers here: http://www.expelledthemovie.com/video.php IMDB page:...
  • Interview: 'Big Science' in America is Killing 1st Amendment, Says Ben Stein

    01/17/2008 7:42:51 AM PST · by ZGuy · 107 replies · 302+ views
    CNS ^ | 1/17/8 | Kevin Mooney
    Intelligent design theory, or ID, is opening new doors of scientific research, particularly in cancer and other disease research, according to its adherents, but a new movie, "Expelled" starring Ben Stein explores how an "elitist scientific establishment" is apparently muzzling and smearing scientists who publicly discuss ID. The First Amendment is under brutal attack in the scientific community, Ben Stein, a former presidential speechwriter-turned-actor and commentator, says in the film, which opens in theaters on Feb. 12. "I always assumed scientists were free to ask any question, pursue any line of inquiry without fear or reprisal," he says. "But recently,...
  • Larry, Curly, Moe and the Economy

    01/13/2008 9:50:49 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies · 92+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/13/08 | Ben Stein
    NOW for a few short notes on the economy — and you can digest them along with your FiberCon and your English muffins. Clearly, the economy is slowing. The immense drop in home construction, the slowdown in lending, the falloff in retail sales, the general mood of the nation — fanned by endless fear-mongering in the news media — are taking their toll. --snip-- In short, the Fed was not stimulating the economy enough because of fears of oil price-driven inflation. But it should have been worrying more about credit and growth. That is why the comments last week by...