Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ben Stein - EXPELLED!

Here is a review from R.C. Sproul Jr. on the documentary Expelled.

These are Isaac Botkins statements regarding the film: I saw the film last month, and thought it was tremendous. Not only is it very well made from a technical aspect, it also has a very tight script that ties a lot of elements together effortlessly. And it's very funny in places, as well. I went into the film fairly cautiously, since I'm not really a fan of the ID (Intelligent Design) movement, particularly the basic thesis that we can exclude God's word from discussion and use solely autonomous reason.

Interestingly, the film isn't really about ID at all. It's main focus is the tyranny of ideas that exists within academia and the scientific community. Stein spends more time on the failings of Darwinist theories and their logical conclusions, like eugenics and Nazism, which is, I think, a good strategic move. Also, the interviews that they managed to get are pure gold, and it's obvious that no Michael Moore-style tricksy editing was required.

1 comment:

JWP said...

Yes, I think this movie may be getting some good publicity I saw an article where Rush Limbaugh has seen and is promoting Expelled. I hope it is well received.