Brett McCracken reviews Expelled

Brett McCracken reviews Expelled:

“It’s a film that very deliberately presents itself as an alternative type of film—the anti-Michael Moore, perhaps. It is trying to argue that there is (or should be) room at the table for both sides, for multiple arguments on any issue. But more than likely the film will be denied wide distribution or much (if any) press coverage, just as Intelligent Design theory is either ignored or laughed out of most cultural discourse.” HT: Overstreet.

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  • Scott

    Nice review. I’ve been very interested in this film, but was a little wary of any of the likely crappinesses that might otherwise taint it. Overstreet has eased my woes and I’ll probably try to see it.

  • Alan Noble

    I felt the same way.

  • The Dane

    I hadn’t heard of the film, but that’s probably more owing to my lack of interest in the subject matter—as it seems that plenty of have heard of it and may have been looking forward to it.

    Whether the conclusion is correct or not (that ID proponents are discriminated against unfairly by their academic peers), I still fail to see how something like ID deserves a hearing in the science room any more than evolutionary theory does. Neither seems particularly grounded in the sciences or to have much bearing on scientific study.

  • Mike

    There was a time when i wondered about the importance of all of this as well. But then I realized one of the positions,,,both based in faith …had to be right. that is the funny thing about truth…there is only one or what we have in chaos…even more than what we seem to have now.

    Anyway, if you are curious, I would call your attention to some extremely well written essays called The Science of Design by Regis Nicoll. They can be found at under the category of All Things Examined. Click on more All Things Examined and you will go to a list of articles. Go to page 4, I hope, and scroll down to these articles. If you can’t get to them let me know at and I will send them to you.

  • The Dane

    Interesting article, but I still don’t think either ID or Evolutionary Theory deserve time n a science class—unless it’s some sort of History of Science class—since neither is, strictly speaking, scientific.

  • zoltan

    The Dane:

    How is evolutionary theory not science?