I was well informed on the state of several Creationist scientists very early on in the early 2000’s. It was true, and I heard it from one of the top scientists himself, that there are scientists who are barred from any secular/contemporary scientific journals the moment you utter any hint of ‘intelligent design’ or ‘creationist theory’ elements. It is a very sorry state. The perpetrators behind this are just as bad as the people they are accusing from the past for ‘limiting or oppressing’ scientific advancement (namely during the rule or heavy influence of the Roman Catholic church). Again, my thoughts on this is simple; you cannot rely fully on ‘scientific experiments and hypothesis’ that is done in the present to substantiate historical evidences. At most, you are doing a very interesting/complicating assumption work. You’re applying things backwards to explain things that you will never see or be able to prove. The main assumption behind all the work of associating and application is this: what happened in the past is still PERFECTLY the same for the present.
Which of course is not what most people would want to say, they believe in 100%.
All the more, this movie “Expelled” makes for an intriguing watch when it comes out. I’m sure of it. The trailer looks good.
Dawkins is interviewed in the movie (yay!). Hahahaha, and yes, to make things clear, people who believe in God (the concept of it) is ridiculed much on the Net media. It does not matter. What does matter is to understand that most of them are often in a cloud of ‘herd mentality’ (evidenced in Digg site).
A good excerpt from the blog:
A rousing SRO preview on Tuesday of the new Ben Stein documentary, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, brought a Kansas City audience to its feet.
And with good cause. Stein’s often funny, always engaging frontal assault on the oppressive neo-Darwinist establishment is arguably the smartest and most sophisticated documentary ever produced on the right side of the cultural divide, on any subject, ever.
As such, Expelled represents still another blow to the progressive orthodoxy of government-issued science in its winter of discontent.
The winter started early when in November two separate labs, one in Wisconsin, one in Japan, announced the breakthrough discovery that adult skin cells can be reprogrammed to mimic embryonic stem cells.
Just two years earlier, the elfin journalist Chris Mooney had likened adult stem cell research to creationism and assured the readers of his best seller, The Republican War on Science, that this “dogma” had been “resoundingly rejected by researchers actually working in the field.”
As the winter rolled on, and as all four major global temperature tracking outlets showed a precipitous drop in annual global temperature, and as snow fell in Baghdad for the first time in recorded history, only Al Gore remained in meltdown.
Meanwhile, on a seemingly daily basis, the neo-Luddites from the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front have been putting a distinctly left wing face on the “war on science,” in this case a real war on real scientists.
And into this breach, armed with his trademark tennies and bemused grin, marches Ben Stein, America’s only economist/ presidential speechwriter turned comic actor. The producers at Premise Media could not have recruited a better on-screen presence.
Although the role Stein plays has been compared to the one Michael Moore plays in his film, the Stein persona is conspicuously brighter and more benign.