Last night Doug took me to see Expelled, the movie with Ben Stein on the Intelligent Design movement. We had been looking forward to it after seeing the advertisement, with Ben Stein sitting in the hall outside the principal’s office. The kid next to him says, “What did you do?” and he replies, “I asked a question.”
So the film is basically Ben Stein traveling the country/world interviewing scholars, some who have been “expelled” from their jobs in academia because they were so foolish as to question Darwinism. Parts of the film are truly chilling, like when he is exploring the impact Darwinism had on Hitler and Planned Parenthood.
Do go see it if you can. It is well worth it. And though in the first part of the film it is frustrating to see ID proponents deny the need for a Creator, by the end of Stein’s journey, he has shown the foolishness of that idea as well.
My favorite part? Richard Dawkins suggesting that aliens from some advanced civilization may have “seeded” the earth, which got the whole evolutionary process going. Pixie dust, maybe?