Thursday, May 08, 2008

Intelligent Design/Evolution Movie (Expelled) in top 10

Full title of movie is Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

I saw this movie and think everyone would benefit from seeing it. The movie is not so much about evolution or intelligent design as it is about the proof that political correctness has taken science captive and the frightening consequences to which that is leading. Debbie

'Expelled' propelled to box office top 10

Documentary scores estimated $3.2 million in opening weekendPosted: April 20, 2008© 2008 WorldNetDaily

Opening on about half the screens of other top 10 movies, "Expelled," Ben Stein's documentary on academia's censorship of any ideas hinting of intelligent design, scored an impressive $3.2 million in its opening weekend – more than all but eight other movies.

"Expelled" rolled out in 1,052 theaters, compared with 3,151 for the top grosser, "The Forbidden Kingdom."The movie, promoted heavily in conservative and Christian circles throughout the U.S., performed much better than the weekend's other new current-affairs documentary, "Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?" That movie, the second feature from "Super Size Me" filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, banked a mere $143,299 in 102 locations, for a terrible $1,405 average. "Expelled" brought in nearly $3,000 per screen.

Here are some quotes from another article by Ed Watch, a conservative educational organization.

If you like the world of ideas, you will love this movie. It sheds light on one of the great debates of our time-that is, if the Darwinian side will stop the paranoia, name-calling and persecution long enough to allow the debate to take place.

The full title of the movie is Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. It focuses on the issues of academic freedom, freedom of speech, Darwinism and intelligent design (ID).

Two of my 8:00 class students saw the movie over the weekend. They both rated it a "10" on a scale of 1 to 10. (I agree with that rating.) The Star Tribune described the movie as, "A hard-core, fundamentalist bit of right-wing propaganda," thereby illustrating one of Stein's observations-that the Darwinians deal with intelligent design by means of name-calling, not informed discussion and debate.

Ben Stein graduated from Yale Law School in the same class as Hillary Clinton. Stein, however, was valedictorian of the class. He has talent that just doesn't quit.


Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

When measured in viewers rather than box office, the movie does even better. They only charged 4 bucks to get in Expelled, and seven for the others. Stein must have taken less money. Also, they had a lot of ticket give-aways.

Lot more folks saw this than "box office gross"
would indicate.

4:29 AM, May 09, 2008  

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