Apr 152008
 
Maybe you know someone who has been suckered in by the numerous distortions, outright lies, and malevolent accusations of the “documentary” Expelled, starring famous bore and Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein. Perhaps even you have been convinced by its “startling” array of important “facts” about the “controversy” between the scientifically useless design conjecture and staggeringly successful evolutionary theory. If so, I urge you to direct your credulous friend (or yourself) to Expelled Exposed, a website devoted to debunking the lies of this appalling propaganda flick. Even if you favor a creationist viewpoint I think you will find it highly disturbing how freely the creators of this film distort the truth to favor their views.

In addition, for general knowledge on debunking the claims of creationists you should check out The Panda’s Thumb, TalkOrigins, TalkDesign, TalkReason, and the National Center for Science Education.

Also, New Scientist has an excellent article up featuring 24 misconceptions about evolution. Read it.

Also check out some other articles about the film and its marketing:
Biologist PZ Myers, interviewed in the film, is expelled from a screening of Expelled. But they let Dawkins in.

An animation in Expelled was ripped off from Harvard University and XVIVO. It should be noted that famous cdesign proponentsist William Dembski was for a long time in the habit of stealing this film to display in paid lectures.

Expelled tries to draw a line between belief in evolution and anti-Semitism. Interestingly, one of the creationist scientists they interview is the anti-Semite Maciej Giertych.

  One Response to “Expose Expelled”

  1. Uggh…I heard about this "documentary". I knew Stein was conservative, but this is ridiculous.

    Unfortunately, as with most cases like this, the people who will look at the website you point to won't be the ones who need convincing. It can list facts and references until the cows come home, but if one of those reference books isn't The Bible, there's a frighteningly large population of Americans who will simply disregard it as heresy. Take that, 21st Century!

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