Saturday, February 7, 2009


Last night I watched Ben Stein's movie Expelled. It would not be described as the light-hearted, feel-good movie of the year; but a definite must-see. In this movie Stein travels the globe on a search for truth regarding freedom, specifically freedom in education. His discoveries may astound you. He found that there are present-day educators and scientists being fired or denied tenure simply for suggesting that there may be the possibility of Intelligent Design (ID).

Can you grasp that? In America, the land of the free, there is an underlying assumption and almost requirement amongst academia that Darwinism be held as truth. If one questions that "truth" you may very well be expelled, or at the very least be considered an idiot. The implications of this should make us stop for a moment.

I don't have enough space, time, or intellect to make a strong argument against Darwinism. But I do know that if you take Darwinism to its extreme, as pointed out in the film, you have to eventually believe that human life has no intrinsic value, and in turn there is no morality. Is this truly the society we have become? What should shock our systems even more is that Darwinism is at the core of Nazism.

Believe me, this movie has stirred the waters and is being opposed. But the bottom line is that we must have freedom in our schools; Freedom to present various theories, along with their strengths and weaknesses, without the fear of being harassed or even excommunicated. Without freedom then we have strayed from the very basics of our country's Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Ben Stein encourages Americans to sign the Academic Freedom Petition. You can find out more and sign this petition by going to

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