Expelled: can anyone spell hypocrisy?

thumbnailcafcpvqo.jpgJust a quick post for one of the funniest things I’ve seen for ages.

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is a creationist movie, written by Ben Stein. The official site makes for rather bizarre reading, with ‘No Intelligence Allowed’ plastered all over the site, apparently with no ironic intent. The movie is apparently about those brave put-upon martyrs who are frozen out by teh ebil evolutionist science overlords for expressing their creationist views.

Anyway, the great PZ Myers, creator of the Pharyngula blog and evolutionary biologist was to go to this movie since he appears in it, along with Richard Dawkins (their cooperation was gained under false pretenses, but that’s another story). He is also a well known atheist. Perhaps too well known, since PZ Myers was expelled from the theatre by security prior to to screening. I would have been incredulous and indignant, but PZ took his banishment with good grace. Probably because his guest for the screening and his family, who were all allowed in to the screening, was none other than Richard Dawkins himself!

Read all about it here: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/03/expelled.php

ETA, a conversation between PZ Myers and Richard Dawkins about the incident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c39jYgsvUOY

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3 Comments on “Expelled: can anyone spell hypocrisy?”

  1. dickard Says:

    That is easily one of the funniest things ever written. Why make a movie professing to give an “underrepresented viewpoint” its due then commit the very same act? Clearly they just want to build hype for the film before they incur the inevitable flood of bad PR. Then they can claim to be “unfairly attacked” by the leftist atheists again.

    This is Absurd

  2. George Miller Says:

    The hypocrisy of these little prigs is breathtaking. Every Christian who has uploaded trailers and adverts for this film has EXPELLED commenting on their videos. And what happens when I, as the stubborn libertarian that I am, re-uploaded the videos in the name of freedom of speech? I get EXPELLED from YouTube… again. I am the thricebannedatheist on YouTube.

    Nice to point out the irony of the “no intelligence allowed” sound bite along with the Orwellian title “expelled”.


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