Ben Stein, best known for his monotone "Bueller...Bueller" sound bite on Ferris Bueller's Day Off, as a Presidential speech writer and more recently, as an economics columnist for Yahoo! Finance, is starring in a documentary that exposes what the film calls the "Darwin Machine" in Expelled: No Intelligance Allowed.
The documentary tracks Stein as he asks the biggest questions of our existence, such as "Were we designed or are we simply the end result of an ancient mud puddle struck by lightning?" Stein is stunned by what he finds as he uncovers from a long line of mainstream biologists, astronomers, chemists and philosophers who have their reputation destroyed and their careers ruined by elitist scientific establishments who say there is no room for thinking outside of the blind faith in Charles Darwin's theory of random mutation and natural selection to explain life.
In brief, Intelligent Design and Creationism may share that there is an Intelligent Being, however Intelligent Design has not defined who that Intelligent Being is, whereas in Creationism, the Intelligent Being is God Almighty, the Creator spoke of in the Holy Bible and revealed in Scripture as 1 God in 3 persons (the Trinity) God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Calvin Smith of Creation Ministries International in Canada(www.creationontheweb.com)has told Soul Shine, he has reached out for a meeting with Expelled producers, but no meeting has yet been scheduled. Smith does speak positively about the film calling the concept a, "very encouraging movie promo!".
"Scientists are supposed to be allowed to follow the evidence wherever it may lead, no matter what the implications are. Freedom of inquiry has been greatly compromised, and this is not only anti-American, it's anti-science. It's anti-the whole concept of learning," says Stein. Expelled uncovers that educators and scientists are being ridiculed, denied tenure and even fired in some cases for the fact that they believe there is evidence of "design" in nature, challenging the idea that life is a result of random chance. The result of Stein's inquiries is a startling revelation that freedom of thought and freedom of inquiry have been expelled from publicly-funded high schools and universities.
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is scheduled for release in February 2008. For more information and to watch the trailer please visit www.expelledthemovie.com.
Writer: Soul Shine Staff