If you are interested in Academic Freedom of speech or Intelligent Design v Darwinism You NEED to see this movie. Yes, it is a documentary but it is not at all boring and I gave it 4 out of 5 stars on Netflix.
This is the http://www.Netflix.com description of the movie
Hosted by Ben Stein, this controversial documentary examines how pro-intelligent design scholars and scientists are often chastised, fired or denied tenured positions by those who believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution. Nathan Frankowski‘s film explores how scientists who believe in God are oppressed and how the acceptance of evolution may have played a role in the formation of organizations such as the Nazi regime and Planned Parenthood.
Ben talks about how people who have even mentioned Intelligent Design in a talk or a paper have been persecuted by the pro-Darwinists! It reminds me a lot of the Global warming/climate change (by definition climate changes!!) supporters who are comparing anyone who dares question their bogus facts to Holocaust deniers.
There are several things in this movie to cover that I don’t know I can remember them all. First although scientist mostly agree that theory of evolution fits the facts, none of them have figured out HOW LIFE BEGAN in the first place to evolve.
3 theories; 1 that precursor chemicals in the “primordial soup” were some how energized and became proto-life that evolved. 2. some how weird crystals shaped the proto-elements into proto-cells that evolved. 3. Life was seeded here by some alien (which absolutely can not be God because there is no God!)
#1 has never been proven in any experiment.
#2 same as above, both are given odds of it happening on the order of one hundred thirty trillion to one, essentially a 0 chance. Ever seen one trillion written out? 130,000,000,000,000 / 1
#3 Aliens!! Could be aliens but not God! Do I have to explain how absolutly absurd that is? These goof balls will accept aliens before they will admit God exists. If the “aliens” created life on Earth, where did the aliens come from??? Some where, some how life had to start!
Ok, I will admit that God has to be taken some what on faith and that is what gives the science people fits because they can’t accept anything they can’t prove. I know God exists but my proof is some what subjective. See my testimony page:
Scott’s Testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Another point he made that the knowledge and idea of a cell compared to Darwin’s day to our understanding of the complexity of a cell today would be on the order of comparing a mud hut to a Saturn 5 rocket.
The other theme of the video is Academic Freedom, and that is a great concern these days. Whether it is freedom of religion, political expression, science theory/thought our education system and academic research, free speech should reign. There should not be suppression of people’s speech although we increasingly see it on campus and the media these days. It is increasingly politically incorrect to take a conservative view points, express a religious view point, disbelieve in the global warming hoax or have any sort of moral code. It should not be, and we must fight against it especially with the politically left in power trying to subdue any view other than theirs.
The freedom of teachers and students to teach, study, and pursue knowledge and research without unreasonable interference or restriction from law, institutional regulations, or public pressure. Its basic elements include the freedom of teachers to inquire into any subject that evokes their intellectual concern; to present their findings to their students, colleagues, and others; to publish their data and conclusions without control or censorship; and to teach in the manner they consider professionally appropriate. For students, the basic elements include the freedom to study subjects that concern them and to form conclusions for themselves and express their opinions
Some Academic Freedom links.
EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed – Official Site
The Playground for Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (Super Trailer)