1 Perhaps the most ambitious recent effort to demonize evolution (and evolutionists) is the 2008 documentary, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, produced by a Canadian production company, Premise Media, and starring the American comic actor and political conservative Ben Stein. In it, big science—represented by mainstream scientific organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Sciences, and research scientists at colleges and universities around the country—is presented as unable to accept ID because of an alleged commitment to atheism. The scientific establishment is castigated for ridiculing, denying tenure to, and firing ID scientists "for the 'crime' of merely believing that there might be evidence of 'design' in nature, and that perhaps life is not just the result of accidental, random chance" (see http://www.expelledthemovie.com). A major theme in the movie is that Darwinism is the source of Nazism and the Holocaust, and other reprehensible social movements such as racism and eugenics. A critique is at http://www.expelledexposed.com.
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