Tuesday, April 22, 2008

With Reviews Like These...

You can spare yourself the trouble of sitting through Expelled if you read these very detailed reviews/articles on the movie and its dishonesty. Thanks to Pharyngula for highlighting them.
By the way, in recent posts I have referred to the movie as a hick-flick. I understand that, *unfortunately*, some of those who will see it and endorse its contentious, illogical, and false contents are not hicks. But the movie's intended audience, I suspect, is indeed a community of hicks, the vast number of evangelicals who have been persuaded that Jesus rode on a dinosaur's back (metaphorically speaking; their real understanding, that dinosaurs and humans have lived in cohabitation, is not much more comforting), that the Grand Canyon is the result of a forty days and forty night long deluge, that pairs of unevolved animals have trotted happily on Noah's ark and lived happily together on it (herbivores right next to carnivores), and so forth, all of which beliefs can be happily taught by reckless parents to many educationally abused children.

To those who are rejoicing in the quasi-flop of Expelled in movie theaters I say: what until the DVD comes out, then you will have a sense of exactly how many people have bought into the divisive, dishonest and deceitful rhetoric dished out to a largely scientifically illiterate public by the likes of Discovery Institute and its minions.

Hick-flick? Most likely. Hack-flick? Certainly.

4 comments:

Jeff Burton said...

I get it. You don't like the movie, you don't like Christians, and you don't like me. Could you move on to another topic?

Patrick Roberts said...

i've been meaning to see this movie, if only just to say "i've seen it." ... or maybe i'll wait for the rental

Sirfab said...

What can I say, Jeff? 2 for 3 ain't bad.

Jeff Burton said...

I wonder what I did to earn your animosity?

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