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  • Germany expels CIA official in US spy row

    07/10/2014 10:22:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2014 | Last updated at 11:55 ET
    The German government has ordered the expulsion of a CIA official in Berlin in response to two cases of alleged spying by the US. The official is said to have acted as a CIA contact at the US embassy, reports say, in a scandal that has infuriated German politicians. A German intelligence official was arrested last week on suspicion of spying. An inquiry has also begun into a German defense ministry worker, reports said. “The representative of the US intelligence services at the embassy of the United States of America has been told to leave Germany,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert...
  • Venezuela Expels Three US Diplomats As Deadly Anti-Government Protests Spread Throughout The Country

    02/20/2014 8:06:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Aaron Kaufman
    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced Sunday that his government has expelled three US consulate officials accused of meeting with students involved in anti-government protests that have raged throughout Venezuela for nearly two weeks.In an address on Venezuela state television, Maduro accused the consulate workers and the United States government of conspiring with opposition forces to incite turmoil across the country. “We are determined to defend our country,” said Maduro. US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern over Venezuela’s handling of the protests, resulting in at least three deaths, more than 40 injuries and numerous arrests and detentions. “We are...
  • Seventh Graders Now Expelled For Playing With Pellet Gun Off School Grounds

    09/24/2013 12:40:12 PM PDT · by VaeVictis · 33 replies
    Hit and Run Blog ^ | September 24, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Instead of pressing charges with the children, the concerned mother calling 911 should have got slapped with a false 911 call. (Technically she should have called the police line for non emergencies.) What is the world coming to.... that kids can no longer be seen playing with plastic guns? I grew up doing that with my cousins since I was 4. It would be nice of the local governments steps in and seriously scolds the education administration. - Vae Victis
  • Committee recommends Brooks be expelled from Legislature

    03/27/2013 9:18:38 AM PDT · by redreno
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 03/26/2013 | By Anjeanette Damon
    A bipartisan committee of lawmakers voted Tuesday to recommend troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, be expelled from the Legislature. After meeting for nearly three hours behind closed doors, the somber committee members voted 6-to-1 to recommend expulsion. Assemblywoman Dina Neal, D-North Las Vegas, voted against the expulsion recommendation, saying she believes Brooks should be suspended, rather than expelled. The committee’s recommendation will go to the full Assembly for a vote as early as Wednesday. A two-thirds majority is needed to expel a member.
  • Student’s plan to come to school as Santa goes awry

    12/21/2012 12:30:02 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    yahoo! news ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 | Claudinezap
    the teen’s mother confirmed that George had bought a Santa costume, and that he had told police that he and his friends planned to dress up as Santa and his elves–and hand out candy canes. He had even alerted a teacher to his idea. Police investigated and found no cause for concern. But Crawford High School principal Mike Campbell was not convinced, saying he found the post disturbing. He had George suspended while the school investigates.
  • U.S. Expels Venezuelan Consul in Miami

    01/08/2012 4:01:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/12
    The United States has ordered the expulsion of Venezuela’s consul general in Miami, AFP reported on Sunday. The expulsion comes amid reports linking the diplomat to an alleged Iranian plot to target sensitive U.S. facilities with cyber attacks. According to the report, the Venezuelan embassy in Washington was notified on Friday that Livia Acosta Noguera, the consul general in Miami, had been declared persona non grata and had until Tuesday to leave the country...
  • Zahar: Jews will soon be expelled from Palestine

    11/06/2010 9:50:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/5/10 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Jews will soon be expelled from Palestine that same way they were kicked out by France, Britain, Belgium, Russia and Germany, Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said over the weekend. “The only nation that received the Jews after they were expelled was the Islamic nation, which protected them and looked after them,” Zahar said in a speech in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip over the weekend. (Snip) Zahar claimed that Jews were expelled in the past “because they betrayed, stole and corrupted these countries.”
  • Yakima kindergartner expelled for making a gun with hands

    03/05/2010 6:52:07 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 195 replies · 2,616+ views
    www.kndu.com ^ | 02/12/10 | kndu.com
    YAKIMA, Wash.- Manuel Alvarez eats breakfast and gets ready for school. He's eager but nervous. He was expelled Monday from Barge Lincoln Elementary for making a gun with his hands. His mom says it's a hand gesture that could have easily been corrected. "He didn't know did they talk to him about it what actions were taken to tell him this isn't allowed," Lorena Hurtado, Manuel's mother. Manuel has a clean record never in trouble before his mother says a warning would have worked or even a parent-teacher meeting. Instead, His mom says, Manuel's afraid. "I got a call from...
  • "EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed" I just saw the movie. This may be a re-post.

    12/12/2009 7:26:56 AM PST · by PatriotCJC · 30 replies · 1,517+ views
    Thank you Ben Stein!!! This movie is a MUST SEE!
  • Jewish students who heckled Ahmadinejad expelled from racism conference

    04/21/2009 8:47:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 373+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/21/09 | staff
    The United Nations says it has expelled a "large number" of members of a Jewish student group from a global racism conference after some of them disrupted a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Spokeswoman Marie Heuze says the UN acted in response to Monday's disturbance by rainbow-wigged protesters, who shouted insults and threw small red clowns' noses at Ahmadinejad. Members of the European Union of Jewish Students also attempted to block the Iranian leader's appearance at a news conference. Heuze said Tuesday the students "have no chance of returning."
  • Darwinism as Religion in a Holy War

    02/20/2009 2:58:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 97 replies · 1,913+ views
    CEH ^ | February 20, 2009
    Darwinism as Religion in a Holy War Feb 19, 2009 — It might be expected that media attention on Darwin would be exceptionally high this month because of his bicentennial, but some of it seems downright religious. The adulation he has been receiving is almost embarrassing sometimes. It is only exceeded by the righteous indignation frequently expressed against intelligent design. In any other context, the fighting words of the Darwinians would be described as hate speech. Here are some recent examples: 1. Shrine to Darwin:...
  • How Much Longer Can They Sell Darwinism?

    01/04/2009 5:39:47 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 1,825 replies · 11,799+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/4/09 | Purple Mountains
    All across the country, archeologists, paleontologists and biologists are taking part in what is perhaps the greatest example of political correctness in history – their adherence to Darwinism and their attempts to ostracize any scientist who does not agree with them. In doing so, they are not only ignoring the vast buildup of recent scientific discoveries that seriously undermines the basics of Darwinism, but they are also participating, due to politically correctness, in a belief system that indirectly resulted in the deaths of millions of people – those slaughtered by the Stalins, the Hitlers, the Maos, the Pol Pots and...
  • Good news and bad news for Expelled

    01/01/2009 10:56:30 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 79 replies · 1,426+ views
    As 2008 drew to a close, the good news for the producers of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed was that their creationist propaganda movie was getting a bit of press again. The bad news is that it was in the lists of the worst movies of 2008. The Onion's A.V. Club (December 16, 2008), was quickest out of the gate, commenting, "There are terrible movies, and then there are terrible movies that cause harm to society by feeding into its ignorance. Nathan Frankowski's odious anti-evolution documentary belongs in the latter category. ... Few moments in cinema in 2008 were as shameless...
  • Reiss resigns as Royal Society stifles debate on evolution (Evos turn on their own)

    09/23/2008 5:56:38 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 123 replies · 209+ views
    CMI ^ | September 23, 2008 | Andrew Halloway
    This week, in Britain, we have had the highest profile proof that even a hint that your views on evolution might differ from those of the scientific establishment is enough to force you out. Prof. Michael Reiss, an evolutionist and the Royal Society’s director of education, resigned under pressure (given the push) within a couple of days of merely suggesting that creationism and ID could be discussed in classrooms—even if it was in order to explain why they were, in his view, wrong.2 Immediately, atheistic scientists called for him to be ousted, claiming he was wanting creationism to be taught...
  • Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed - DVD (Release Date: October 21, 2008)

    08/10/2008 3:54:03 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 55 replies · 479+ views
    Big Science has expelled smart new ideas from the classroom. What they forgot is that every generation has its rebel! Attacked by pro-evolution scientists and others, this film, Expelled exposed the prejudice leveled against scientists who reject Darwinian thinking, and took almost $8 million at the box office at around 700 theaters earlier this year, making it the 12th most successful documentary of all time.
  • 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.
  • La. House supports changes to science teaching

    06/16/2008 2:27:01 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 5 replies · 112+ views
    AP Louisiana News ^ | 6/11/2008, | MELINDA DESLATTE
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal that would let science teachers change how they teach topics like evolution, cloning and global warming in public schools was overwhelmingly approved Wednesday by the Louisiana House. Supporters say the bill — titled the "Louisiana Science Education Act" — is designed to promote critical thinking, strengthen education and help teachers who are confused about what's acceptable for science classes. "It basically protects teachers to be able to teach controversial subjects in science without looking over their shoulders," said Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, who handled the bill in the House. He also said...
  • gonzalez-tenure-case-university-admins-credibility-in-shreds-as-truth-emerges

    06/05/2008 7:40:46 PM PDT · by Liberty1970 · 9 replies · 148+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | 3 Dec. 2007 | Denyse O'Leary
    Gonzalez tenure case: University admin’s credibility in shreds as truth emerges O'Leary UPDATED! Well, the jig is up now, re the Guillermo Gonzalez case. I’ve just seen the whack of documents Discovery Institute is releasing. 1. It appears that the decision had been made to turn Gonzalez down for tenure at Iowa State University before he had actually applied for it, and the reason was his advocacy of intelligent design. Read this story in the Des Moines Register last week by Lisa Rossi ISU President Gregory Geoffroy said in June that Gonzalez’s advocacy of the “intelligent design” concept was not...
  • Opponents of Evolution Adopting a New Strategy

    06/05/2008 8:10:51 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 87 replies · 164+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 4, 2008 | Laura Beil
    What happens in Texas does not stay in Texas: the state is one of the country’s biggest buyers of textbooks, and publishers are loath to produce different versions of the same material. The ideas that work their way into education here will surface in classrooms throughout the country. “ ‘Strengths and weaknesses’ are regular words that have now been drafted into the rhetorical arsenal of creationists,” said Kathy Miller, director of the Texas Freedom Network, a group that promotes religious freedom. The chairman of the state education board, Dr. Don McLeroy, a dentist in Central Texas, denies that the phrase...
  • Censoring intelligent design

    06/03/2008 7:07:13 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 107 replies · 181+ views
    Creation Ministries ^ | Roger Paull
    One man’s personal experience of state school anti-Christian intolerance in the USA The year was 1996. I had just moved to Arizona with my family, and though as a musician I had some income, it was not enough. So I worked as a substitute elementary school teacher. At the beginning of the day the students would recite the American Pledge of Allegiance. In many schools, students would then recite this well-known excerpt from America’s Declaration of Independence: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable...
  • The Real Problem With Darwinism

    06/01/2008 12:55:21 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 109 replies · 202+ views
    AOL news ^ | April 2, 2008 | Dinesh D'Souza
    The real problem with Darwinism in the public school classroom is that it is often taught in an atheist way. Textbooks by biologists like William Provine and Richard Dawkins routinely assert that evolution has done away with the need for God. The claim is that chance and natural selection have demonstrated that we can have design--or the appearance of design--without a designer. In this sense Darwinism becomes propaganda for atheism. Typically evangelical Christians seek to counter this atheism by trying to expose the flaws in the Darwinian account of evolution. This explains the appeal of "creation science" and the "intelligent...
  • 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...
  • Creationism's Latest Mutation

    05/23/2008 8:06:42 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 174 replies · 964+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, May 20, 2008 | Editorial
    <p>Red-herring arguments about 'academic freedom' can't be allowed to undermine the teaching of evolution.</p> <p>NO ONE would think it acceptable for a teacher to question the existence of gravity or to suggest that two plus two equals anything but four. It's mystifying, then, that a movement to undermine the teaching of evolutionary biology is attracting some support. Equally perverse is that this misguided effort is being advanced under the false guise of academic freedom.</p>
  • Eugenics: A Plan for Further Work

    05/20/2008 7:58:43 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 10 replies · 64+ views
    Internet Archive ^ | 1909 | Charles Davenport
    IN what I have just said I have tried to be cautious, and have felt, at every step, that generalizations are restricted by lack of sufficient facts. This is the serious need of the time. To fill this need the American Breeders' Association has organized a Committee on Eugenics composed as follows: David Starr Jordan, Chairman; Alexander Graham Bell, Luther Burbank, W. E. Castle, C. R. Henderson, A. Hrdlicka, V. L. Kellogg, Adolf Meyer, J. Arthur Thomson, W. L. Tower, H. J. Webber, C. E. Woodruff, Frederick A. Woods, Charles Davenport, Secretary. The various duties of this Committee may be...
  • 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...
  • 10 Books that Screwed Up The World

    05/16/2008 10:09:27 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 82 replies · 252+ views
    The List Universe ^ | May 14, 2008 | Jamie Frater
    Books are one of our greatest resources, but many times in history books have been written which are misleading or untrue. In some cases this has lead to widescale death and destruction and evil governmental regimes. This is a list of ten of the worst books of this type - books that have done more harm than good. The common thread in all of these books is deception - invariably not intentional, but the consequences are the same regardless. 10 Malleus MaleficarumHeinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger, 1486 On the list because: It inflamed witch hunts across Europe Malleus Maleficarum (The...
  • Atheism and Child Murder

    05/15/2008 7:13:06 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 68 replies · 594+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 12, 2008 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Peter Singer is a calm, lucid and able debater, and our debate at Biola University in Los Angeles on April 25 was lively and hard-fought. Not for nothing is Singer considered a world-class philosopher and advocate. To watch the debate go to dineshdsouza.com and click on my AOL blog. Singer praised me for not simply making assertions of faith or hurling Bible passages at him but rather for using reason and argument to make my case . And I complimented Singer for stepping, so to speak, into the lion's den. (Biola actually stands for Bible Institute of Los Angeles.) Unlike...
  • Intelligent Conversation (Civilization Watch Ben Stein's Expelled)

    05/14/2008 8:46:42 AM PDT · by restornu · 88 replies · 1,119+ views
    The Rhinoceros Times ^ | May 08, 2008 | by Orson Scott Card
    In a world where a snob like Michael Moore and a smug manipulator like Al Gore can win Oscars for "documentaries" that play fast and loose with the truth, it's ironic that Ben Stein's Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, which makes a serious effort to tell the truth about a problem that's seriously damaging our civilization, not only won't get nominated for an Oscar but will certainly be attacked as anti-scientific. This is the opposite of the truth, or very nearly so. Ben Stein's film project was to expose the way rigid insistence on Darwinist dogma is expelling not only brilliant...
  • Altenberg! The Woodstock of Evolution?

    05/13/2008 7:20:54 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 36 replies · 312+ views
    Scoop ^ | March 9, 2008 | Suzan Mazur
    It's not Yasgur's Farm, but what happens at the Konrad Lorenz Institute in Altenberg, Austria this July promises to be far more transforming for the world than Woodstock. What it amounts to is a gathering of 16 biologists and philosophers of rock star stature – let's call them "the Altenberg 16" – who recognize that the theory of evolution which most practicing biologists accept and which is taught in classrooms today, is inadequate in explaining our existence. It's pre the discovery of DNA, lacks a theory for body form and does not accomodate "other" new phenomena. So the theory Charles...
  • Missing Links

    05/12/2008 9:05:36 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 34 replies · 219+ views
    Internet Archive ^ | 1932 | John R. Baker
    WHEN I am dead, the chance that my bones will become fossilized is very remote. Bones decay away like the rest of our bodies unless a lot of very unlikely things happen. First of all, a dead body will not leave any permanent remains in the form of a fossil unless it happens to be covered up and thus protected from decay. That is fairly easy in the case of animals in the sea. Rivers are always carrying sediment out and depositing it, and tides and currents shift the sediment and cover up the bodies of dead animals. But even...
  • Ostracism Without Natural Selection

    05/11/2008 6:51:10 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 53 replies · 57+ views
    Scoop ^ | Friday, 9 May 2008 | Suzan Mazur
    Now, it just cannot be the result of natural selection that biological forms show the same forms we also witness in spiraling minerals and in spiral galaxies. And when we find a “solution” in living beings that turns out to be optimal with respect to many millions of conceivable (and computable, these days, with fast computers) alternatives, it cannot have been selected out of random trials. There have not been dozens of millions of generations of macaques trying out all sorts of cortical patterns of connections, such that only the best survived. That’s ridiculous.
  • The History of Eugenics is in Expelled - (Has anyone seen Ben Stein's new movie?)

    05/10/2008 11:27:00 AM PDT · by Diago · 22 replies · 343+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 9, 2008 | Leticia Velasquez
    - Catholic Exchange - http://www.catholicexchange.com - The History of Eugenics is in ExpelledPosted By Leticia Velasquez On May 9, 2008 @ 12:00 am In Today | No Comments The dark history of the shameful movement underpinning the biggest human atrocities of the 20th century was powerfully outlined by Ben Stein in his important documentary which is a must-see for anyone serious about science, about faith, and about freedom. Did I leave anybody out?Stein followed the scientific community’s lockstep loyalty to Darwinism backwards in time, and ended up at the Nazi gas chambers, which first killed disabled people. They were just...
  • 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...
  • An Apology for Support of Eugenics

    05/07/2008 12:28:20 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 7 replies · 331+ views
    United Methodist Church ^ | April 28, 2008 | United Methodist General Conference
    An Apology for Support of Eugenics (81175-C2-R9999)Add new resolution: Eugenics, the belief that certain “genetic” traits are good and others bad, is associated in the public mind mostly with the extreme eugenics policies of Adolf Hitler, which ultimately led to the Holocaust. The study of eugenics did not begin with Hitler or his German scientists, but rather was first promoted by Sir Francis Galton, in England. Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, who expanded on Darwin’s theories and applied them to the human population. In an article entitled "Hereditary Character and Talent" (published in two parts in MacMillan's Magazine, vol....
  • 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...
  • The Dang Thing

    05/05/2008 7:59:31 AM PDT · by KarinG1 · 39 replies · 75+ views
    National Review ^ | May 05, 2008 | David Berlinski
    In an essay published recently on National Review Online, John Derbyshire has declared that the documentary Expelled contains a blood libel against Western Civilization. His is an exercise of striking vulgarity, the more so since, as he insouciantly admits, he has not “seen the dang thing.” A blood libel, one might recall, refers to the charge that the Jewish people are irredeemably stained by their occasional, if modest, need for Christian blood. Some terms have acquired through their historical associations a degree of repugnance that persuades sensitive men and women not to use them. If Derbyshire has been repelled by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Open Letter to a victim of Ben Stein's lying propaganda

    04/29/2008 8:38:43 PM PDT · by Soliton · 200 replies · 366+ views
    Richard Dawkins.net ^ | 4/20/08 | Richard Dawkins
    On 18th April, the day Ben Stein's infamous film was released, Michael Shermer received the following letter from a Jew (referencing a past article that Shermer had written debunking the Holocaust deniers) whose identity I shall conceal as "David J". Now I truly understand who you atheists and darwinists really are! You people believe that it was okay for my great-grandparents to die in the Holocaust! How disgusting. Your past article about the Holocaust was just window dressing. We Jews will fight to keep people like you out of the United States! Shermer wrote to Mr J to ask if...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?...