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- Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian novelist
In a world without God, where people exist simply as highly evolved animals without souls, where do we find order, morals, conscience and law? We do not. If God is a myth, as many evolutionists claim, why then are all things not lawful? Evolution implies meaningless existence. Evolution implies chaos. There is, however, order in this universe, patterns and sequence, mathematical law and formula - all used and relied upon by scientists and students daily.
A large body of evidence for "intelligent design" exists. Even common sense suggests that natural and empirical laws are linked to an intelligent designer. Reasonable people can evaluate the concept and the evidence to back it up. But, the idea of intelligent design is so feared by scientists who cling with blind faith to the increasingly challenged theory of evolution that the mere mention of it in most public schools and universities is deeply ridiculed.
EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed does not hit theaters until April 2008, but the buzz is already circulating about this upcoming Ben Stein (of Ferris Bueller fame) feature documentary. The movie's website, www.getexpelled.com, describes Stein's quest as one "to expose the suppression by science's anti-theist elite and unveil new scientific facts that may suggest evidence of intelligent design in the universe." The film follows Stein as he interviews credentialed professors and scientists who have lost opportunities to publish, been denied tenure, lost jobs and suffered ruined reputations over their acceptance of intelligent design as a credible scientific model for the origin of the species.
In one meeting, Stein interviews Dr. Richard Sternberg, who holds two Ph.D.s in molecular biology. Dr. Sternberg held a prestigious position as publisher of the Smithsonian Institution's Proceedings journal but was smeared and ultimately fired for printing an article by Dr. Steve Meyer of the Discovery Institute, who favors examining intelligent design as a feasible alternative to Darwinian evolution.
Also featured in the documentary is Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith. In the film, Harris refers to the "mental illness of religious freedom." In addition, Dr. Richard Dawkins, Oxford University professor and author of The God Delusion, "evangelizes" with almost religious fervor, dogmatically attacking those that believe in a supreme being. Dawkins states, "If people think God is interesting, the onus is on them to show that there is anything there to talk about. Otherwise, they should just shut up about it" (emphasis added).
Through EXPELLED, "they" (proponents of intelligent design) are refusing to "shut up." The producers' aim is not only to turn out a film that caters to the underserved, yet substantial, faith and family audience, but also to ignite discussion over the stronghold of elitist Darwinism in the scientific community.
Paul Lauer, president of Motive Entertainment and producer of EXPELLED, stated, "We hope that this film can do for the debate about evolution what An Inconvenient Truth has done for the debate about global warming." The desire is to expose the suspicious slant in academia denying the viability of intelligent design.
As Christians, we have the responsibility to make the truth known. We need to stand behind our constitutional liberties and God's Word. Please join us in spreading the word about this dynamic new documentary.
More information, promotional materials and ideas can be obtained from the EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed website, www.getexpelled.com. Its expected release date is April 2008.
Editor's Note: This version is updated to reflect a new website and release date.
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