Friday, March 21, 2008

Last night turning into PR Waterloo for Expelled

Now the whole hilarious story of PZ Myers being thrown out of a screening for Expelled has hit at least one mainstream media outlet. The dishonesty of the people behind this propagandist rubbish is being spread far and wide for the world to see. I laugh. I giggle. I even chortle. Meanwhile, PZ's daughter-of-darkness Skatje has reviewed the movie, and the short version of her take is: Bring a pillow. It sounds like it's a very slapdash affair, and most tellingly, it never does what the promoters are claiming it does: make the case for "intelligent design." They seem to think that intercutting stock footage of Nazis with interviews of scientists constitutes some kind of withering refutation of evolutionary biology. Amateurs.

Addendum: Now the New York Times has picked the story up, and allows associate producer Mark Mathis to lie at great length, only to be rebutted at the end in full. He really sounds like a blustering little nobody with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove, while Dawkins and PZ and Genie Scott sound mostly bewildered at the staggering foolishness of these people.

But you know, if they weren't fools, they wouldn't be IDiots either.


  1. To paraphrase William Dembski: "Keep up the great work on behalf of evolution, creationists."

    I guess, though, when you have a great "troof" to protect, you sometimes have to guard it with lies. At least if that truth is itself a big fib; otherwise, you just report and promote the facts.

  2. Just FYI, the link is broken. The URL of your blog is pasted on the front of it.

  3. Link fixed. Thanks. (Hate it when I leave out the "http://" bit.)

  4. I'm sure Shalini would have had some colorful commentary on this if she didn't have to shut down her blog.


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