Friday, May 02, 2008

Succinct Explanation For Why ID Should Not Be Taught in Science Classes

"An unknown intelligent designer did something, somewhere, somehow, for no apparent reason” is not a model.

--Wesley Elsberry
For some odd reason, relatively famous person Ben Stein (Jewish) decided to participate in a Creationist propaganda film called Expelled. Thankfully, this movie did not generate much buzz even from the religious folks who flocked to see the producers' other Hey-look-everybody-the-non-Christians-are-evil-so-get-outraged film, The Passion of the Christ. I haven't bothered writing about it before because the last thing I wanted to do was bring any sort of attention to this absurd creation. But others, like John Derbyshire over at the National Review have critiqued it well.

While it is fine for people to believe whatever they want about the creation of life, the filming and marketing of a propaganda film under false pretenses, with um, misinformation (or lies, maybe?) about what actually happened to certain scientists, and trying to get people outraged over Science itself (and non-Christians by association) is deceitful and it undermines the core of what their religion tells them to be as human beings.

Ben, even if you believe strongly that we were all created by a loving god and not by "mud hit by lightning" (Where did Darwin or scientists ever conclude that, hmm?), why would you collaborate on a project with these generally anti-Jewish producers?

And now I hear you're equating scientists with gas chamber operators? Come now.

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posted by Brian at 5:31 PM

2 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

Lovely. The only ads appearing are anti-science and pro-Christian sites. Does that mean science-related commerce is just not prevalent?

May 05, 2008  
Blogger weezil said...

No, it's god's way of telling you that you shouldn't have ads on your blog.

cheers

Brian Stokes (yep, another one)
machinegunkeyboard.com

June 22, 2008  

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