Saturday, April 19, 2008
I just came back from seeing Ben Stein's documentary "Expelled." It was well done and made clever use of old time black-and-white video clips. And of course Ben Stein brings to the narration his renown dead-pan manner. In the there were several points of subtle hilarity, which some people in the audience picked up on. Although the movie dealt with the issue of "Intelligent Design," its primary thrust was really about freedom of thought and speech. A good follow-up to the movie would be to read John G. West's book "Darwin Day In America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science." In his book, West's deals with any of these freedom of speech issues.