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Monday, April 21, 2008

Aftermath of Expelled's opening weekend

The Darwinists are crowing that "Expelled" is a flop, but they are mainly comparing "Expelled" to the documentaries of Michael Moore -- whose name alone can attract big audiences -- and not to the many documentaries that did not do as well as "Expelled." And what is more important than how many people actually see "Expelled" is the effect of the movie on the thinking of people who will never see it. "Expelled" has made a lot more people aware of censorship of criticism of Darwinism, persecution of critics of Darwinism, and the Darwin-to-Hitler idea. I have personally experienced such persecution and censorship -- my ideas about co-evolution have been banned on the Panda's Thumb blog and the Florida Citizens for Science blog.

13 Comments:

Anonymous voice in the Urbanness said...

>my ideas about co-evolution have been banned on the Panda's Thumb blog and the Florida Citizens for Science blog.<

False. Your endless ad hominems and sock puppetry have been banned, not your ideas no matter how goofy they are.

Monday, April 21, 2008 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Maybe I'll see EXPELLED a third time. One "actor" in the movie is Michael Ruse, the Darwinist and materialist "philosopher."

With a stringy beard and a goofy expression on his face, Ruse speculates that the first life might have popped up accidentally "on the backs of crystals." To me he looks, clearly,like he just popped up out of a UFO.

Will Provine, who seems to be a Darwinist "historian of science," literally preaches and shouts out, gesturing wildly, as he cries that what he calls "evolution" somehow proves that there is no free will!

There ought to be a First Church of Darwin The Sacred Prophet, with Provine as its fervently pulpit-pounding preacher!

Monday, April 21, 2008 4:26:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

I was sorry to learn, though, that Will Provine has a brain tumor.

But just watching such characters as Dawkins, PZ, etc., expounding on their Darwinist dogmas and fantasies and on their opposition to "religion," is worth the price of a ticket.

And, although the true-believers in Darwinism somehow think that what's going on is a religious plot, it's really the great scientific and intellectual controversy of the 21st century.

It will continue to develop and intensify, indefinitely. But unfortunately the believers-in-Darwinism still have their heads stuck in the mud of 19th century thought.

Monday, April 21, 2008 4:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Darwin B. Leaver said...

I'm simply unable to see
Why others don't blindly agree
With Darwin! He's fooled
Many thinkers, and ruled
For more than a century?!?

(Leaver tries to rely on conventional "authorities" for all of his ideas: so he'll probably never understand. But in any case I remain his hard-working assistant, and ghostwriter, Jim Sherwood.)

Monday, April 21, 2008 5:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all about education, yes? Simply put: Those that have studied science back evolution, and those that believe in the Protestant religion back Intelligent Design. There are multiple books about science and evolution - written by scientists documenting their discoveries. There is only one book about the Protestant religion - written my a group of men that knew ONE man - and believed he was the "son of God". Neither the book nor the believers have evolved since it was written. No NEW knowledge has come from the stories of the bible. Science is science. Religion is religion. Science is taught in schools. Religion is taught in church. The churches do not allow the teaching of evolution in their schools, and they do not pay taxes to support public schools. Seems pretty straight forward to me. Academic FreeDUMB is neither academic nor free. It is simply the Discovery Institute's attempt at replacing Democracy with Theocracy in our country.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:26:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

EXPELLED of course has a pro-ID slant; it's not perfectly objective. But it provides a corrective to the ludicrous pro-Darwinist propaganda that we find not only in PBS, but in the mainstream media generally. And,in spite of the falsehoods that I have read in some reviews, it DOES NOT advocate teaching ID in the public schools, in any way. It focuses on the idea that scientists and scholars should be free to invesigate without having their careers obstructed or wrecked by the Official Darwinist Establishment, as now often happens: should they wish to investigate ID theory, or even to question Darwinism.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:35:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

With a "P" for public, a "B"
For bull, and an "S," as we see,
For shit, we arrive
At PBS-jive:
That Jones must rule by decree!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

< "Maybe I'll see EXPELLED a third time." >

What's the matter? Still have a few brain cells left?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Jack 216 from Finland said...

<"I chose to use **SPOILER** tag not because this review might contain spoilers, but because this movie will spoil your day.">

-- From a review on IMDB

(Or, in some cases, three days.)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

EXPELLED exposes to some extent the basically pseudoscientifc nature of the Darwinist doctrine, and strikes a welcome blow at the persecution of others by the Darwin-crowd. But it's merely another stage in a controversy that is bound to continue to escalate, as Darwinism declines in credibility.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 6:18:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008 6:18:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Dawkins (aka "The Dick to the Dawk" in the video) may be becoming an ID theorist?? Welcome, Dawk! In the movie EXPELLED he basically said:

"Old Darwin's claim must be true,
So no life was designed, in my view!
But if little green men
Were designers?? Why then,"
(Said The Dick to the Dawk), "they'll do!"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:23:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Sherwood said...

Not only EXPELLED, but the gradual decline in faith in Darwinism among both academics and the general public, is reportedly causing some consternation:

A professor stood up and shouted,
"My thinking's not to be flouted!
I feel such devotion
To Darwin's old notion,
I scream and whine if it's doubted!"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:38:00 PM  

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