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And people wonder why anyone would have a problem with the movie. Why? This is why:
Friday, April 18, 2008
Current mood: tired
So Alisha and I just watched Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. That's the movie by Ben Stein about the wall that evolutionists have up against any form of intelligent design. The argument he made is not one of getting religion into schools, but rather, to simply open the field of discussion and allow the freedom for scientists to approach science from whatever view point they'd like. No matter what you do every scientist is going to do research with certain presumptions about how things work, either randomly as in evolution, or by design as in intelligent design. Therefore, since this is America, science should be allowed from either view point. He proves that that isn't happening and that any scientist who values their career must keep quiet about any intelligent design fueled discoveries that they make. The funny thing is, a ton of the greatests scientist, such as Newton and Einstien, believed in some form of creator and even went about their work with that as an important factor in mind. Yet today, some how, if you go about your work in a scientific field with that in mind, you won't have anything you write published and you'll probably lose all funding for your research. How does that make sense? Why not just let the evidence speak for itself, no matter what you believe about Darwin and religion.
Another interesting thing that he brought up was the connection between Dawinism, Hitler, and the Nazis. Apparently Hitler was a stout Darwinist and he actually thought he was doing a good thing by exterminating lesser humans. You see, from a true Darwinists perspective, humans are merely animals, and when we die, we just die, there is no real value in human life. So when Hitler opened the concentration camps he was using them for political purposes obviously, but also to get rid of the sick, the lame, the old, and the lesser races in order to speed evolution along and help create the next generation of more advanced human beings. From his point of view this was a good thing, and if Darwinism were true, it really would be a good thing. I think we all know better that that though. I hope.
Anyway, it was an interesting movie that was simply about freedom, and the current state of persecution in science. I recommend it.
Bolding mine. So, even though they swear it wasn't really their point, the filmmaker's have now convinced someone that, yep, the Holocaust was Darwin's fault. And, as you can see the patriotic, protect-the-underdog button-pushing worked like a goddamn charm.
I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio