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January 30, 2008

More on Ben Stein’s documentary on Intelligent Design

My favorite blog site has a new piece on Ben Stein’s documentary entitled Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, set to be released this February. As you can see from the trailer, Stein is playing an intellectual-freedom fighter confronting the widespread muzzling of and discrimination against the intelligent design movement. As Stein wrote in his introductory blog:

America is not America without freedom. In every turning point in our history, freedom has been the key goal we are seeking: the Mayflower coming here, the Revolution, the Civil War, World War II, the Cold War. Tens of millions came here from foreign oppression and made a life here. Why? For freedom. Human beings are supposed to live in a state of freedom. Freedom is not conferred by the state: as our founders said, and as Martin Luther King repeated, freedom is God-given.

A huge part of this freedom is freedom of inquiry. Freedom of inquiry is basic to human advancement. There would be no modern medicine, no antibiotics, no brain surgery, no Internet, no air conditioning, no modern travel, no highways, no knowledge of the human body without freedom of inquiry.

This includes the ability to inquire whether a higher power, a being greater than man, is involved with how the universe operates. This has always been basic to science. Always.

Some of the greatest scientists of all time, including Galileo, Newton, Einstein, operated under the hypothesis that their work was to understand the principles and phenomena as designed by a creator.

Brave and controversial statements from the former Presidential speechwriter and Comedy Central game show host. His documentary is a plea for greater freedom in the scientific community and a call for open unrestrained discussions on intelligent design, an assertion based on the founding principles of America.

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FYI...Last I looked, IMDB still had it coming out in Feb, but the producers are looking at a release date closer to April now.

Dennis Babish

Also without freedom of inquiry there would be no Theory of Evolution.

jason thompson

If the Evolution Scientist's are so confident in their therory, then why are they so afraid of the world hearing the Creation Scientist side? Why won't they except a live debate where the world can view it and decide for themselves?

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