Yeah, I know the movie Expelled came out a while back, but I finally watched it over the weekend.
I’m not going to waste my energy writing about it, nor should you waste your time watching it.
Two words: Testable Hypothesis? Oh, there’s nothing to work with because it’s all religiously motivated philosophy that has no measurable aspects? Okay then. You’re not a scientist; you’re a propagandist. Shut up.
I want to add one thing about evolution here: I don’t believe in evolution. I understand it. If you say you “believe” in evolution, you are putting up a façade, and not a very good one, of your own ignorance. Evolution is not a belief. It is not some preposterous hypothesis that you need to be convinced to buy into. It is a scientific theory. Your choices are to understand evolution or to not understand evolution. It does not change the fact that evolution is as much a part of our reality as gravity. If you “believe in evolution” or “don’t believe in evolution,” then either way you are revealing your lack of knowledge. If you understand it, then that’s it–no believing required. In fact, the less the better.
Anyways, if you are going to watch the movie, make sure you use these handy-dandy fact-checking subtitles! Awesome:
For a taste, enjoy the film’s stunning (supposed) coup de grâce thanks to this youtube bootleg: Ben Stein vs. Richard Dawkins. Even with manipulative editing and leading questions, I think Dawkins triumphs compared to the sniveling Stein. Enjoy, err–cringe:
The things we bloggers do for the sake of our readers. (I wish I did more.)