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Roger Ebert on Evolution

You read the title correctly. Now, if you have half an hour, read the rest.

That is simply one revealing fragment. This film is cheerfully ignorant, manipulative, slanted, cherry-picks quotations, draws unwarranted conclusions, makes outrageous juxtapositions (Soviet marching troops representing opponents of ID), pussy-foots around religion (not a single identified believer among the ID people), segues between quotes that are not about the same thing, tells bald-faced lies, and makes a completely baseless association between freedom of speech and freedom to teach religion in a university class that is not about religion.

I remember seeing the website for Ben Stein's eXpelled a few months ago and being shocked at how poorly put together it was. I completely lost all respect for Ben Stein at that time, and it doesn't appear as though he'll be getting it back any time.

P.S. And on a side note, I despise the decline of the "documentary." There's no way in hell Michael Moore movies should win awards for "documentary" films. They - and eXepelled - are not documentaries. They're op/ed pieces.

One Response to "Roger Ebert on Evolution"

  1. And on a side note, I despise the decline of the "documentary." There's no way in hell Michael Moore movies should win awards for "documentary" films. They - and eXepelled - are not documentaries. They're op/ed pieces.

    So I'm not the only one who thinks this.


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