The Uninspired Manifesto
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Ben Stein to battle 'anti-religious dogmatism'
Come next February, be on the lookout for "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed."
According to Stein, his documentary - produced by Premise Media and marketed by the Westlake Village, California-based Motive Entertainment -- "chronicles" Stein's "confrontation with the widespread suppression and entrenched discrimination that is spreading in our institutions, laboratories and most importantly, in our classrooms, and that is doing irreparable harm to some of the world's top scientists, educators, and thinkers."
Stein hysterically points out that under a new anti-religious dogmatism, scientists and educators are not allowed to even think thoughts that involve an intelligent creator. Do you realize that some of the leading lights of "anti-intelligent design" would not allow a scientist who merely believed in the possibility of an intelligent designer/creator to work for him... EVEN IF HE NEVER MENTIONED the possibility of intelligent design in the universe? EVEN FOR HIS VERY THOUGHTS... HE WOULD BE BANNED.
I don't know about banned... there are still a lot of ID 'scientists' pushing creationism that won't shut the fuck up. Fuck, we already have TWO creationist museums. (Maybe one or three... I'm far too lazy to fact check this shit)
Also, I don't know how well the comedy aspect is going to come off. If Fox News' '1/2 Hour News Hour' taught us anything, it's that the conservative viewpoint doesn't lend itself well to comedy. Also, Kurt Long has terrible fucking timing and can't improv to save his life.