Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (full movie)
Ben Stein’s “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” is a movie about the suppression of the freedom speech to which scholars who believe that God is the creator of the world and Intelligent Design proponents who believe that an intelligent mind created the world but not necessarily the God of the Bible are being subjected to by the atheist-led dictatorship in academia .
The tagline for the movie summarizes it well, “Big Science has expelled smart new ideas from the classroom. What they forgot is that every generation has its Rebel!” The Big Science that Stein is referring to consists of academic institutions and people from around the world (particularly the U.S.) who have suppressed, discriminated, and “expelled” those who dare to question Darwinism and naturalism by suggesting that design in nature is the result of an intelligence. (Stein, of course, is the rebel who plans to expose this).
The movie consists of multiple interviews of those in Big Science such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett and the “expelled” such as Richard Sternberg and Michael Behe. (It does not appear that any biblical creationists were interviewed but rather many people in the Intelligent Design Movement). In one of the trailers for the movie (available on the website), Stein shares his personal view on the topic. He states he had questions such as how did we get here and was there meaning and purpose in life and that he felt the answer was that God had created everything from rocks to humans. Stein says he was aware that others believed in evolution and that since we live in a free society, everyone was allowed to follow their own beliefs (even carrying this to the extreme by showing pictures of Hitler and Nazi Germany). He then states that he realizes he was wrong.
Stein was apparently unaware of the prejudice and harsh criticism that scientists and others face for questioning evolution. He soon discovers that many of these individuals are “expelled” from Big Science, resulting in loss of job security, denial of tenure, and banishment from publication in scientific journals to name a few.
During interviews with secular media, I am often asked if I have published any of my creation-related research in mainstream scientific journals. The answer is unfortunately “no.” I then follow with the explanation that it’s not that I and other creation scientists don’t do good science, but rather that our presuppositions (based on God’s Word) clash with the presuppositions (based on human reason) of the journals’ editors and reviewers. (Fortunately, creation scientists do have several resources for publishing within the creation science community: e.g., Creation Research Science Quarterly and another soon-to-be announced AiG resource as well). Read more from the AiG website.