Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Expelled: Integrity, Honesty and Competency Not Allowed

Have you heard about that movie called Expelled? (I COULD link to the actual movie site but I don't want to contribute to their page rank.)

Anyway, the stated premise of the movie is that there are some people whining about not getting tenure because they believe in creationism and not because they just aren't smart enough to earn their spot.

Of course, if you look at the reviews you'll discover the unstated premise: If you don't accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and accept the biblical account of how the world started you are morally equivalent to Hitler and Stalin, biding your time until the time is right to usher the poor, oppressed christians into ovens and gas chambers.

I was going to summarize all of the nonsense that has been swirling in the bowl with this turd of a movie but other folks have done a far better job than me. The short version is that from the moment this movie was conceived it has been an exercise in dishonesty, lack of integrity, and apparent incompetence. Take a look at Expelled Exposed or Pharyngula, the blog of PZ Myers.

From what I've heard of this movie, it only really plays to the pre-converted. The only positive response is coming from the folks that gnash their teeth over evolution and how it is destroying the moral fabric of society. I suppose there are enough of these people out there for the producers to make some of their money back. It worked for Mel Gibson and his snuff flick after all.

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