[geocentrism] Fw: The politicization of Science

  • From: "philip madsen" <pma15027@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "geocentrism list" <geocentrism@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 08:31:30 +1000

This is interesting..  did you miss it or did I ..  Funny while we is on this 
subject, others separately also..  got this in the mail today from an outside 
source..  sounds like a must see movie.  Phil. http://www.expelledthemovie.com/

EXPELLED!  No Intelligence Allowed. 


 
Below is an article  describing a new film describing how science has become 
politicized, particularly biological science.  The article and comments in the 
article can be found at

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1899914/posts

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Ben Stein exposes the frightening agenda of the Darwinian Machine in new movie
ASSIST News Service ^ | September 20, 2007 | Michael Ireland


Posted on 09/20/2007 7:12:00 PM PDT by AngieGal


Ben Stein exposes the frightening agenda of the Darwinian Machine in new movie 
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, coming February, 2008 

By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (ANS) -- Ben Stein, the highly recognizable television 
personality, actor and former White House presidential speech writer, is on a 
journey to answer one of the biggest questions ever asked: "Were we designed or 
are we simply the end result of an ancient mud puddle struck by lightning?" 
EXPELLED movie poster. 

Stein, who is also a lawyer, an economist, an author and social commentator, is 
stunned by what he finds on his journey. He discovers an elitist scientific 
establishment that has traded in its skepticism for dogma. 

But even worse, along the way, Stein uncovers a long line of biologists, 
astronomers, chemists and philosophers who have had their reputations destroyed 
and their careers ruined by a scientific establishment that allows absolutely 
no dissent from Charles Darwin's theory of random mutation and natural 
selection. 

"Big Science in this area of biology has lost its way," says Stein. "Scientists 
are supposed to be allowed to follow the evidence wherever it may lead, no 
matter what the implications are. Freedom of inquiry has been greatly 
compromised, and this is not only anti-American, it's anti-science. Its 
anti-the whole concept of learning." 

In "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," in theaters February, 2008, Stein 
discovers a High School science educator who teaches a theory as indisputable 
fact and reveals that university professors unmercifully crush any fellow 
scientists who dare question the prevailing system of belief. 

A news release about the movie explains: "This isn't the latest Hollywood 
comedy; it's a disturbing new documentary that will shock anyone who thinks all 
conservative leaders, those who believe Creationism to be true and scientists 
are free to follow the evidence and their own personal faith wherever it may 
lead." 

Expelled uncovers that educators and scientists are being ridiculed, denied 
tenure and even fired in some cases for the fact that they believe there is 
evidence of "design" in nature, challenging the idea that life is a result of 
random chance. 

For example, Stein meets Richard Sternberg, a double PhD biologist who allowed 
a peer-reviewed research paper describing the evidence for intelligence in the 
universe to be published in the scientific journal Proceedings. 

Not long after publication, officials from the National Center for Science 
Education and the Smithsonian Institution where Sternberg was a research fellow 
began a coordinated smear and intimidation campaign to get the promising young 
scientist expelled from his position. This attack on scientific freedom was so 
egregious that it prompted a congressional investigation. 

On his journey, Stein meets other scientists such as astrobiologist Guillermo 
Gonzalez, who was denied tenure at Iowa State University in spite of his 
extraordinary record of achievement. Gonzalez made the mistake of documenting 
the design he has observed in the universe. There are others, such as Caroline 
Crocker, a brilliant biology teacher at George Mason University who was forced 
out of the university for briefly discussing problems with Darwinian Theory and 
for telling the students that some scientists believe there is evidence of 
design in the universe. The list goes on and on. 

Unlike some other documentary films, Expelled doesn't just talk to people 
representing one side of the story. The film confronts scientists such as 
Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, influential biologist and atheist 
blogger PZ Myers and Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science 
Education. 

The creators of Expelled crossed the globe over a two-year period, interviewing 
scores of scientists, doctors, philosophers and public leaders. The result is a 
startling revelation that freedom of thought and freedom of inquiry have been 
expelled from publicly-funded high schools, universities and research 
institutions. 

"The incredible thing about Expelled is that we don't resort to manipulating 
our interviews for the purpose of achieving the 'shock effect,' something that 
has become common in documentary film these days," said Walt Ruloff, co-founder 
of Premise Media and co-executive producer. 

"People will be stunned to actually find out what elitist scientists proclaim, 
which is that a large majority of Americans are simpletons who believe in a 
fairy tale. Premise Media took on this difficult mission because we believe the 
greatest asset of humanity is our freedom to explore and discover truth," 
Ruloff said. 

The film is being marketed by Motive Entertainment, the company that has 
spearheaded significant Hollywood blockbusters, including The Passion of the 
Christ, Polar Express and The Chronicles of Narnia. Rocky Mountain Pictures, an 
established distribution company, which has enjoyed numerous box-office 
successes, will distribute the film. 

The extensive grass roots campaign for Expelled, spearheaded by Motive 
Entertainment president Paul Lauer, will include nationwide screenings and 
endorsements with key leaders, promotional materials, a promotional resource 
DVD, publicity, radio promotions and Internet. In addition, a pre-launch 
campaign will include unprecedented partnerships and a widespread campaign 
together with educators, youth, scientists, families and the media nationwide. 

Premise Media Corporation develops, finances and produces independent films, 
books and DVD's for the domestic and international marketplace, "Producing 
world class media that stirs the heart and inspires the mind to truth, purpose 
and hope." Company principals and producers Logan Craft and Walt Ruloff can be 
contacted via its website (www.premisemedia.com). 

Los Angeles-based Motive Entertainment, which directed the grassroots marketing 
campaigns for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, the Tom Hanks/Robert 
Zemeckis film Polar Express and the record-breaking Walden Media/Disney epic 
series, The Chronicles of Narnia, is a leading company in film and 
entertainment marketing (www.motivemarketing.biz). 

Specializing in the independent motion picture industry, Rocky Mountain 
Pictures provides full-service theatrical film distribution including strategic 
marketing development. Principal partners Ron Rodgers and Randy Slaughter each 
have more than 35 years of theatrical distribution and marketing experience, 
having previously served in executive positions with some of the largest and 
most profitable independent production and distribution companies in the U.S. 
(www.rockymtnpictures.com). 

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is scheduled for release in February 2008. 
For more information on Ben Stein's journey visit www.expelledthemovie.com. 
This film is not yet rated.



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