BEN STEIN’S “EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED,” a review by JEANNE CHATMAN, WAYNESVILLE DAILY GUIDE, DESIGNER BLOG
Many brilliant young scientists have realized that DNA, cell structure, the atom, the universe, the complexity of all parts of nature are too purposefully formed to have accidentally occurred by chance. It is obvious to them that there was purposeful creation by an Intelligent Designer, and that the spontaneous generation theory is not an acceptable hypothesis for the origin of life. The old atheistic evolutionary theory is being questioned, and that has infuriated the scientific community that is presently in control. Even though, they have only theories and hypotheses, based on unproven assumptions, they consider their positions to be without dispute. Thus, they have waged war against the free thinking, Intelligent Design scientists, and are persecuting them. Ben Stein in his DVD documentary, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” exposes this harassment.
“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” was directed by Nathan Frankowski, produced by Premise Media, and the satirical narrative commentary provided by Ben Stein. It is a masterpiece of documentary film that exposes the dark side of the mainstream science establishment. Numerous scientists, and educators of major scientific organizations and universities have been victimized by the evolutionary scientific establishment. These visionaries have dared to notice and mention the order, the purpose, and the complexity of nature. They have hypothesized that the mysteries of nature could be explained by the planning of an Intelligent Designer; instead of by the random chance of spontaneous generation. Darwinian evolutionists are incensed by such a hypothesis, that anything in nature be attributed to creation by a Supreme Being. Darwinian evolutionists do not attribute any formation in nature as being created; they believe that everything evolved. Most of these theoreticians are atheists who consider God a myth, or they are Agnostics who believe that there is no god present now if there ever was one.
The scientists and educators who have entertained thoughts of a possible Intelligent Designer are not necessarily Christians or Creationists. They are not know to be preachers, elders, deacons, or Sunday school teachers. They refer to the mastermind that appeared to have planned and formed nature as the Intelligent Designer. They do not pray to the Intelligent Designer or try to start a church. They do not use the names of God, Yahweh, Jehovah, or Christ. Yet, atheistic evolutionists label them with the worst insulting name they know – Creationists. However, these individuals, who consider that there may be an Intelligent Designer, are not Creationists. Creationists are generally Christians or Jews who believe the God of the Bible created all things. The evolutionary community does not want to distinguish between the Intelligent Design believer and the Creationist, because they both question the theory of evolution. Atheistic evolutionists disrespect both, and use tyrannical tactics against them. The Intelligent Designers loose their academic careers or research positions and are treated as traitors. Along with Creationists they endure name calling, slander, false reports, and are blacklisted. Atheistic evolutionists discredit the research and factual discoveries of Creation Scientists and Intelligent Design Scientists by labeling them ignorant, backward, uninformed, primitive, and just plain stupid. They try to distract from their credibility by bombarding the new discoveries with masses of old hypotheses that they represent as scientific facts.
Ben Stein exposes the persecution of the Intelligent Design scientists, who were once devout evolutionists. These people did not convert to Creationism. They just recognized some of the fallacies in the theory of evolution. The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Center for Science Education strongly oppose the 2008 DVD “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.” Reviews from liberal periodicals like USA Today, Scientific American, and The New York Times condemn it as dishonest, ruthless, conspiracy-theory, and insulting propaganda. The documentary seems to point out that freedom of speech in America may have some tyrannical opposition in the area of education. Vintage film clips of Jews being persecuted by Hitler and the Nazis during the Holocaust in WWII are peppered throughout. Although, evolutionists do not like to claim the racist part of Darwin’s book, “On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life,” Adolph Hitler did. The favored race, of course, was northern European Caucasians, and those people of darker skin, hair, and eyes were labeled less evolved by Hitler. He excused the extermination of 6 million Jews by having them declared mostly ape, and less human. These abominations were inserted in between stories of scientists who were being persecuted, because of their doubts about the theory of evolution.
The Anti-Defamation League strongly opposed the use of the Holocaust in the documentary. They stated, “Hitler did not need Darwin to devise his heinous plan to exterminate the Jewish people and Darwin and evolutionary theory cannot explain Hitler’s genocidal madness.” However, Hitler did use Darwin’s theory, and his classification of the evolution of man from an ape. According to Darwin, some groups of people were less evolved and more ape than man. In Chapter 5 of Darwin’s book, “The Descent of Man,” he states, “With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated. We civilized men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination. We build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. Hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.” Hitler not only murdered 6 million Jews, he also exterminated mentally and physically handicapped individuals, Gypsies, and a multitude of true Christians who tried to save them. Atheistic evolutionists do not want these facts broadcast, because they want their theory to continue to be socially acceptable.
Ben Stein has been highly criticized for his part in “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.” He made this statement in the article, “Mocked and Belittled,” in World Magazine,
“I was approached a couple of years ago by the producers, and they described to me the central issue of ‘Expelled,’ which was about Darwinism and why it has such a lock on the academic establishment when the theory has so many holes. And why freedom of speech has been lost at so many colleges to the point where you can not question even the slightest bit of Darwinism or your colleagues will spurn you, you’ll lose your job, and you’ll be publicly humiliated. As they sent me books and talked to me about these things I became more enthusiastic about participating. Plus I was never a big fan of Darwinism because it played such a large part in the Nazis’ Final Solution to their so-called ‘Jewish problem’ and was so clearly instrumental in their rationalizing of the Holocaust. So I was primed to want to do a project on how Darwinism relates to fascism and to outline the flaws in Darwinism generally.” Ben Stein, Nathan Frankowski, and Premise Media are very brave and should be commended for their film that is a masterpiece of truth that defends the right of free speech in the scientific community.