Joined: May 2006
This is actually some fairly interesting information, which someone named "Roger" found:
|I ran across this information on the web (someone else did the work, I'm pointing out, but he only called himself "Roger"):|
<blockquote>Domain Name: EXPELLEDTHEMOVIE.COM
Registrar: TUCOWS INC.
Whois Server: whois.tucows.com
Referral URL: http://domainhelp.opensrs.net
Name Server: NS1.FILMPR.COM
Name Server: NS2.FILMPR.COM
Updated Date: 15-jun-2007
Creation Date: 01-mar-2007
Expiration Date: 01-mar-2008</blockquote>
So there you are, according to this apparently reliable site, "expelledthemovie.com" was registered in March, 2007. PZ Myers was told that the movie would be <i>Crossroads</i> in April, 2007, as he wrote:
<blockquote>Last April, I received this nice letter from Mark Mathis.</blockquote>
So how can the following be considered to be anything but misleading, on top of the misleading comments given to the interviewees?
<blockquote>The release references “Crossroads,” as a “tentative” title, if that’s OK? So just to set the record straight, the film was titled EXPELLED only after we began to see the disturbing pattern and shocking information that the footage reveals! So, thanks for the title guys, we couldn’t have done it without you! And we’re still considering using “Crossroads” for something else! Watch out.</blockquote>
Yes, it's true that they may have used <i>Crossroads</i> as a working or tentative title sometime prior to March 1, 2007, but clearly they knew by the time of PZ Myers' interview that they'd probably (or at the very least, very <i>possibly</i> would) go with "Expelled". Otherwise, they wouldn't have registered the domain "expelledthemovie.com" then.
Now I'm not one who thinks the shenanigans of the producers of "Expelled" are anything to get too worked up about. The pattern of dishonesty continued in this particular blog, however, hardly speaks well for them--although it's pretty much a constant factor in the promotion of ID, along with the steady whine about "persecution" coupled with dead silence whenever we request the evidence FOR "intelligent design" (as opposed to their attacks on MET).
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of coincidence---ID philosophy