“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” isn’t a Hollywood movie.
This is real life in America, the land of the free…and the home of the brave. It isn’t about “religious nuts,” it isn’t about politics… and it certainly isn’t only about science.
It is about America, and the unseen silent hand of repression that is taking hold of science, in our public universities and government laboratories.
That said…we are overwhelmed with gratitude…and hope…to see the outpouring of free, no-holds barred debate that has been generated. It has energized us.
With but one look at the over two thousand or so posts to date – you can see that our film’s central theme has been validated: such controversy as you see displayed here isn’t really only about science, is it? ☺
The scientists and educators in this film who are being kicked around and whose lives and are being destroyed by a cadre of elite “antitheist” scientists aren’t Hollywood actors – they are real people, who have dedicated years of their life the pursuit of knowledge, and the pursuit of scientific evidence, no matter where it leads.
These are not folks who have devoted their lives to chasing the almighty dollar, or to pursuing fame and celebrity. They are better people than that. They receive relatively very little for their dedication and demanding, hard work.
For them…the “silent hand” of academic suppression is all too real.
Sadly, this movie doesn’t end well, for them. They go home to families that need to be fed, and live in houses that are mortgaged and children who hope someday to attend college themselves.
But because they have been “outed” as dissenters who question
aspects of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution…the silent and unseen hand of
academic intolerance simply “unemploys” them. Denies them tenure. Ends
their careers, without so much as even an explanation as to why.
For this – for their belief that science can be furthered by a presupposition of design – Big Science’s elite brands them as heretics and their careers are systematically destroyed.
They are not – I repeat not – simply throwing up their hands and declaring, “God did it.” The accusation that they are substituting religious explanations for scientific proof is an absurd accusation, and an insult to the intelligence of these highly educated and disciplined men and women.
For the “thought crime” of believing that life is purposeful, and designed rather than a random “accident”, the unseen hand simply dismisses them.
Now – I want you to consider carefully what such repression would have meant to the scientist who said this, in 1941:
“Science can only be created by those
who are thoroughly imbued with the aspiration toward truth and
understanding. This source of feeling, however, springs from the sphere
of religion…The situation may be expressed by an image: science without
religion is lame, religion without science is blind”
–SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY, AND RELIGION: A SYMPOSIUM, 1941.
It was Albert Einstein. The “silent hand” of Big Science would today give Albert Einstein the flick. He’d simply be written off as a “religious nut.” No question about it.
So - imagine explaining to Albert the “definition” of science and the “box” that it belongs in. The one that has no room for “intelligent design.” Try telling him that he “doesn’t understand” science.
This really should not be happening in America.
These hard-working men and women of science today simply do not deserve the shabby, shameful treatment they are receiving as part of Big Science’s new agenda. It is an agenda that has nothing to do with science.
It important that we all rise to defend them from unfair suppression and defend their right to freedom of academic inquiry, wherever the evidence may lead them.