Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed vs Evolution

Thursday, April 17, 2008 | Labels: , | |

If individuals haven't been paying attention the past few weeks they will have missed an important event that is to take place on April 18th, 2008. The film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed starring Ben Stein regarding the suppression of anti-evolution theory in the world of academia will debut in 1000 theatres nation-wide. If you haven't had a chance to see the trailer you can view it here:

The film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed aims to take a critical look at the
consensus of the scientific community regarding the theory of evolution. The primary focus on the particular issue of scientists discrediting fellow scientists both professionally and politically if their own theories fall contrary to the theory of evolution.

Our generation lives in an information hungry time, and the fear by many who believe in the theory of evolution is that their theory might be mis-characterized or mis-labeled through a film such as Expelled.

Never-the-less, this film has created a buzz for those who have adamantly looked into the theory of evolution and have found many scientists disagree that the theory any longer holds true as a verified theory. The idea that a 'consensus' exists is far from the truth as it is represented so very often in open forum discussions on college campuses.

Abound on the Internet it has already been labeled 'propaganda' by evolution advocates. It is interesting to see how many individuals become defensive over something as simple as a video 'debunking' evolutionary theory. It is, perhaps, because many individuals rely on this theory for their own personal philosophies of life that bring them to such anger and hatred towards an opposing viewpoint.

Scientists at one point were open to the ideas espoused by opposing viewpoint, no matter how ridiculous and blatantly incorrect their assertions may be. For some reason, however, they find with this particular subject the need to censor fellow academics and keep particular papers from being published that suggest the contrary.

If evolutionary theory is the truth many have advocated over these past years, then the evidences ought to speak for themselves. Could it be that the evolutionary theory does not have the foothold those who have embraced it originally thought? Those who have looked into it extensively have found the theory to have basic fundamental scientific flaws - let those flaws speak for themselves. In the meantime, it is up to science to find the evidences necessary to defend it's position from criticism, not suppress it as illustrated in Expelled - and this is how it has always been.

Craig Chamberlin

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