An interesting critique of Ben Stein’s comments on a blog dedicated to a new movie, “Expelled”, a pseudo-documentary about the Darwinist conspiracy to marginalize right-hearted creationists. Or something. Seriously, I don’t even believe this is a real film. It’s not even on IMDB, and they list films several years before the release date.
Science Avenger: Ben Stein’s Comments on Expelled: He Drank the Kool-Aid
Well, for those of us who enjoyed “Win Ben Stein’s Money”, and hoped against hope that Ben was duped by the IDers into participating in Expelled without full knowledge of what it was about, Ben just laid all that to rest with a comment on the Expelled Blog. It’s all standard IDer/creationist boilerplate conspiracy BS:
“EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed is a controversial, soon-to-be-released documentary that chronicles my confrontation with the widespread suppression and entrenched discrimination that is spreading in our institutions, laboratories and most importantly, in our classrooms, and that is doing irreparable harm to some of the worldâ..s top scientists, educators, and thinkers.”
Right out of the chutes the dishonesty reigns. Many of the people interviewed for this mockumentary weren’t aware they were being interviewed for such a confrontation. Stein and the rest of the IDers (god that hurts to say) need a refresher in the English language. Confronting someone on something is going to them, and straight-up raising the issue of disagreement. Deceiving them into making statements about a topic without even knowing the differences the interviewer has with their positions qualifies as confronting about as much as sending an anonymous letter does.