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There are 12 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 18, 2009, titled 'Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed' (Ben Stein monkeys with evo.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Droning funnyman Ben Stein monkeys around with evolution with the new documentary, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," a cynical attempt to sucker Christian conservatives into thinking they're losing the "intelligent design" debate because of academic "prejudice." "Expelled" is a full-on, amply budgeted Michael Moore -styled mockery of evolution, ...

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thinkingabovemyp aygrade

Lombard, IL

#1 Apr 13, 2009
This review is mostly a diatribe---it correctly notes that this is a documentary film that powerfully (like the Moore film) uses telling images. But the reviewer ignores the film's defined terms "Darwinian Evolution" versus other models of evolution that at least allow free questioning if there is design!

But note that Dr. Richard Dawkins (a kind of secular "bishop" to the young UNbelievers---) stutters and stammers even under Ben's mild questioning. Most takes on Dawkins talking are long---only lightly edited. This is an extremely telling interview!

The film is worth watching---whatever your opinion. And the Polish man ridiculed in this reviewe is a political leader and geneticist. This reviewer (writing for a Chicago paper where there are more Poles living than in Warsaw) even sneers and suggests that the Polish geneticist and political is essentially some kind of "polish joke"!!! No wonder print papers are struggling! Insulting many of your own (Chicago) audience's ethnic origins!

Watch the DVD. No matter your views, it is entertaining and makes you think...!
Chaz

Sunderland, UK

#2 Apr 13, 2009
thinkingabovemypaygrade wrote:
This review is mostly a diatribe---it correctly notes that this is a documentary film that powerfully (like the Moore film) uses telling images. But the reviewer ignores the film's defined terms "Darwinian Evolution" versus other models of evolution that at least allow free questioning if there is design!
But note that Dr. Richard Dawkins (a kind of secular "bishop" to the young UNbelievers---) stutters and stammers even under Ben's mild questioning. Most takes on Dawkins talking are long---only lightly edited. This is an extremely telling interview!
The film is worth watching---whatever your opinion. And the Polish man ridiculed in this reviewe is a political leader and geneticist. This reviewer (writing for a Chicago paper where there are more Poles living than in Warsaw) even sneers and suggests that the Polish geneticist and political is essentially some kind of "polish joke"!!! No wonder print papers are struggling! Insulting many of your own (Chicago) audience's ethnic origins!
Watch the DVD. No matter your views, it is entertaining and makes you think...!
All it makes me think is that Ben Stein is a deluded, deceptive moron without the slightest idea what he's talking about.

Hence why the film is universally panned by critics and has achieved no acclaim in either the documentary film-making or scientific community.

It's religious apologetics disguised as genuine inquiry, that utilized deception and intellectual dishonesty both in it's creation and execution. It thoroughly deserves every bad review and negative comment it has ever received.
The Dude

UK

#3 Apr 14, 2009
Aw nuts, not another one! This is at least the third thread here with exactly the same title!

Do we have to destroy "Expelled" again?
William Hill

AOL

#4 Apr 14, 2009
ATTN. William Hill -- HEY BIG WILLIE -- I KNEW YOU WOULD FIND THIS SITE SOONER OR LATER ....

Since: Nov 08

Boise, ID

#5 Apr 14, 2009
thinkingabovemypaygrade wrote:
But note that Dr. Richard Dawkins (a kind of secular "bishop" to the young UNbelievers---) stutters and stammers even under Ben's mild questioning. Most takes on Dawkins talking are long---only lightly edited. This is an extremely telling interview!
But what about the substance of what Dawkins says? Do you have anything to say about that?
The film is worth watching---whatever your opinion. And the Polish man ridiculed in this reviewe is a political leader and geneticist. This reviewer (writing for a Chicago paper where there are more Poles living than in Warsaw) even sneers and suggests that the Polish geneticist and political is essentially some kind of "polish joke"!!! No wonder print papers are struggling! Insulting many of your own (Chicago) audience's ethnic origins!
Watch the DVD. No matter your views, it is entertaining and makes you think...!
I did watch it, and it didn't make me think. Actually, it did make me think about why Ben Stein would be a part of this film. He's a Jew who links the Holocaust with Evolution. That has to be extremely insulting to the rest of the Jewish community. They were persecuted because of bigotry, not a scientific theory. Stein should no better.
Just the Facts

Columbia, SC

#6 Apr 14, 2009
What a buch of Mud. Ben Stein called it correctly.
Fossil Bob

Urbana, IL

#7 Apr 14, 2009
Just the Facts wrote:
What a buch of Mud. Ben Stein called it correctly.
Ben Stein is a joke... We have covered THAT subject thoroughly.

Since: Nov 08

Boise, ID

#8 Apr 14, 2009
Just the Facts wrote:
What a buch of Mud. Ben Stein called it correctly.
How so? Did Ben Stein also claim that the Theory of Gravity led to the bombing of London?

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#9 Apr 14, 2009
Just the Facts wrote:
What a buch of Mud. Ben Stein called it correctly.
Just the Facts, huh? Obviously not.

http://www.expelledexposed.com/
Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#10 Apr 14, 2009
Here we go again with another "droning funny man Ben Stein" thread. Didn't we kill off this subject MONTHS ago?:)

“What, me worry?”

Since: Mar 09

I'm a racist caricature!

#11 Apr 16, 2009
Gillette wrote:
Here we go again with another "droning funny man Ben Stein" thread. Didn't we kill off this subject MONTHS ago?:)
And again weeks ago. Seriously, if these people had a lick of scientific education and a jot of intellectual curiosity, they'd realize what a heap of manipulative crap this is.

And, really, who better to explain science to Americans than a Richard Nixon speechwriter? Last I checked, law was the perfect background for expertise in genetics, archaeology, botany, paleontology, biology, anatomy and physiology, and reproduction science.

“Invisible Pink Unicorn”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#12 Apr 18, 2009
intelligent design = Aliens did it on god's needed.

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