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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Today's podcast on Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed



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Ben Stein Assails The Intelligentsia
Ben Stein's new documentary "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" is a riveting expose of the intolerant academic community that systematically declares war on anyone or any institution [i.e. Seattle's Discovery Institute] that dares to question liberal Darwinian orthodoxy. "Correct speak" and "correct think" are de rigueur among scholars, who are expected to toe the line that "evolution" and "natural selection" are the be all and end all when it comes to deciphering the origins of mankind.
In today's podcast Siggy and I talked to Mark Mathis, producer of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

The subject of the movie is freedom of inquiry in science. In our conversation, we talked about that, but also about morality, and, as Siggy put it,
"If we don't have the freedom to discuss, if we don't have the freedom to debate, if we have our morals and ethics taken from us in this debate, then I think we're much closer to the precipice"
To which Mark stated,
"At the core of what Expelled is trying to do is to provoke a discussion about important ideas such as the sufficiency of Darwinism, the exclusion of intelligent design, the implications of social darwinism, and, look, let's have a conversation about the culture and I think that we'll be better served... the more civil we can keep it.
Listen to the podcast, go see the movie.

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