If you're lucky, you've missed the commercials for a new documentary called Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.
It hits theaters today and features Ben Stein playing a sort of mischievous, Michael Mooresque troublemaker out to take on the system that's trying hide the truth from you.
And what truth is that, exactly?
That so-called Intelligent Design belongs in the science classroom.
The fact that Ben Stein is being cast as an insurgent -- a man whose last act of rebellion involved choosing Yale over Princeton -- is hilarious in and of itself, although not surprising, considering the tone that the movie wants to hit.
But Expelled retreads a lot of all-too-familiar territory, and most of that territory is covered in knee-deep bullshit.
My latest column for the Huffington Post cuts through it.
Please -- you read.
(The Huffington Post: He Blinded Me Without Science)
Friday, April 18, 2008
Posted by Chez at 8:45 AM