Expelled, New Movie Release

April 17, 2008 at 8:46 am 5 comments

Our pastor blogged today about a great movie that sounds mind-opening called Expelled.  The reviews are incredible (read them on his link).  I plan to see it soon.

See an extended reason behind the movie at this youtube link (9 minutes), or see their website actual movie trailer on their website; 1 minute)–
It’s great.

 

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  • 1. rayengland  |  April 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Let me encourage everyone to go to the web site of EXPELLED and watch the long trailer. If the movie is at all like this, I can’t wait to see it Monday. Thanks for mentioning EXPELLED on your blog!

  • 2. "Maggie"  |  April 17, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Link for the movie trailer:

    http://www.expelledthemovie.com/playground.php

    Extended Trailer:

  • 3. Expelled  |  April 17, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Are people sympathetic to Intelligent Design simply because it makes a stronger allusion to God? I actually care about the science, and evolution has strong evidence from multiple disciplines ranging from paleontology to molecular biology. Intelligent Design on the other hand doesn’t belong in science, because no one can test for or falsify God or any supernatural entity for that matter. This doesn’t mean that God doesn’t exist, but simply that science as a way of knowing cannot prove nor disprove His existence. But if God does exist, I think it would be foolish to try and understand the world simply through our interpretations of His Word, which was written in a different time in a drastically different cultural context. Science is a wonderful tool, and I don’t think it should be undermined.

  • 4. "Maggie"  |  April 17, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    “Expelled”, thank you for your comment.

    Unfortunately, there are way too many loopholes in the Dwarwinistic “theory” to call it science, either, unfortunately. It was meant only as a theory, yet it has disproved itselt and does not uphold itself in many cases. That makes it non-scientific. Science works every time, it’s not just a principle.

    To build all of Biology courses around it as a framework is wrong. There is too much to enjoy about Biology course-work to create the tension. Evolution is simply a tool for understanding survival and adaption.

    Yet, college students must spend weeks, as I did, memorizing the whole chart of classes and subclasses, all the way down, some of which do not remotely relate as readily as suggested. There are gaps and loops that make no sense as I recall. It is an insult to the intelligence of young people, it frustrates them and wears them out as equally as some are worn out by other reasonings.

    Both sides need to give one another some room, some credit, and some respect in their quest for learning–this is the quest of a well-rounded education sought after by most of Academia today. They strive to help students learn to respect one another, learn from one another, and work together, they must take anthropology courses (a science, often “unproven” so to speak, and tainted by experience and perspective, but observed), sociology (a science, but often observed toward conclusions rather than some black and white standard), to find ways respectfully understand. Yet, in biology departments, another river flows…to perpetuate it in the classroom and academia itself is counterproductive to the growth of the field.

    If given the chance, I would suggest that science can prove God exists more readily than it can prove man came from an ape.

    Survival of the fittest. It all works until man is involved who can think and ration and mess with evolution. Then what?

  • 5. Michael J Bihn  |  May 22, 2008 at 12:06 am

    I propose: That ALL of the smallest particles, quarks etc., have always existed as have the laws that govern their behavior.

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