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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Expelled: Not your father's documentary?

Matt Barber's take is that the Expelled movie is Darwin's Kool-aid:
This is not your father's documentary. Expelled rocks the house both literally and figuratively. It's gripping, music-packed, comically wry and always entertaining. But its entertainment value is yet surpassed by its educational merit. Throughout the film, Stein boldly shines a light of honest inquiry, revealing time and again that Evolution's Emperor has no clothes. In his trademark deadpan fashion, Stein skillfully debunks the dogmatic neo-Darwinist programming we've all had relentlessly rammed down our throats ever since Big Science went bananas over that cute little Scopes Monkey

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Nonetheless, there are those who won't like it, not one little bit.

Indeed, and we will be hearing from those who don't like it for months, disproportionate to their numbers and irrelevant to the film's box office and DVD sales.

Our fathers' documentary would seek to convince us that Big Science is right, irrespective of contrary evidence or disreputable behaviour. That sort of thing is slowly changing, and I am almost beginning to think that our culture could be renewing itself.

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