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Author Topic:   EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed - Science Under Attack
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Message 211 of 438 (490416)
12-04-2008 10:48 AM
Reply to: Message 210 by Percy
10-31-2008 8:36 PM

Re: Watching Expelled
I am curious if you ever finished watching this?

I just "rented" *coughpiratebaycough* and watched this for myself to see the trainwrech and I noticed a curious thing towards the end. They actually sort of let Dawkins talk and finish his sentences and he really isn't saying anything all that controversial.

That is unless you are both hyper-sensitive and religious.

It made me think that is really what this film was all about. Trying to increase support from a bench of people of faith who haven't been rallied to the cause of ID because it hasn't hit home for them. The take home message from Dawkin and PZ for a low-information viewer who is also one of the faithful is that this whole thing is an attack on their belief. They especially seemed to emphasize PZ when he talked about how religion should just be, "something you do on the weekend for fun." ( he really didn't do himself any favors in this one )

This was a movie designed to shore up the base. Thats all. And in that right I think it was quite effective.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. --Thomas Jefferson

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