I highly recommend Expelled. I have not paid attention to this debate and this movie was a huge eye-opener.
Ben Stein's point is not so much that one side (Darwinism vs. Intelligent Design) is right or wrong. But the fact that academia is shutting down the discussion is disturbing and it is.
In the movie "1776" there is a fictionalized quote from Stephen Hopkins of Rhode Island that covers my thoughts here.
"I’ve never seen, heard, nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it couldn’t be talked about. Hell yes, I’m for debating anything!"
That's the attitude that should reign supreme in academia.
3 years ago