History Film / Expelled

2nd Feb '16 10:59:51 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BiggerBad: Although Charles Darwin is dead and not affiliated with the current struggle over school curriculum, he is the source of evolutionary science. The film blames him for Nazism and other atrocities.



* DocumentaryOfLies:
** To illustrate the point of the evils of evolutionary theory, the movie includes a passage from Darwin's ''The Descent of Man'' that seemingly favors eugenics and culling the infirm and insane, but cuts Darwin praising doctors and lawmakers for their care of and concern for the weak and the poor. These portions of the text are in the middle of the quote, making their exclusion an intentional lie by omission. The following paragraph of the book, omitted in its entirety, has Darwin unambiguously state as evil the very views the film ascribes to him. This is called [[QuoteMine quote mining]], a very common tactic which has also been used against UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins in the same way. Except, in the portion of the movie interviewing Dawkins, Ben Stein tries to twist or quote mine several things Dawkins says, while leaving in the original content that reveals Stein's dishonesty.
** Both Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers were interviewed under the claim that it was a documentary ''about'' the controversy of evolution vs. creationism or intelligent design, rather than pushing one idea over the other in a blatantly one-sided way.


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* VillainousLegacy: Although Charles Darwin is dead and not affiliated with the current struggle over school curriculum, he is the source of evolutionary science. The film blames him for Nazism and other atrocities.
30th Nov '15 10:12:40 AM FF32
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* BigBad: Creator/RichardDawkins. Ben Stein thinks Dawkins is ''the'' [[UsefulNotes/{{Atheism}} atheist]] to beat if atheism is indeed correct. He treats his confrontation with Dawkins as the FinalBoss of the movie. (See [[Funny/{{Expelled}} the Funny page for this work]] for an incident that's doubly amusing in light of this.)

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* BigBad: Creator/RichardDawkins.UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins. Ben Stein thinks Dawkins is ''the'' [[UsefulNotes/{{Atheism}} atheist]] to beat if atheism is indeed correct. He treats his confrontation with Dawkins as the FinalBoss of the movie. (See [[Funny/{{Expelled}} the Funny page for this work]] for an incident that's doubly amusing in light of this.)



** To illustrate the point of the evils of evolutionary theory, the movie includes a passage from Darwin's ''The Descent of Man'' that seemingly favors eugenics and culling the infirm and insane, but cuts Darwin praising doctors and lawmakers for their care of and concern for the weak and the poor. These portions of the text are in the middle of the quote, making their exclusion an intentional lie by omission. The following paragraph of the book, omitted in its entirety, has Darwin unambiguously state as evil the very views the film ascribes to him. This is called [[QuoteMine quote mining]], a very common tactic which has also been used against Creator/RichardDawkins in the same way. Except, in the portion of the movie interviewing Dawkins, Ben Stein tries to twist or quote mine several things Dawkins says, while leaving in the original content that reveals Stein's dishonesty.

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** To illustrate the point of the evils of evolutionary theory, the movie includes a passage from Darwin's ''The Descent of Man'' that seemingly favors eugenics and culling the infirm and insane, but cuts Darwin praising doctors and lawmakers for their care of and concern for the weak and the poor. These portions of the text are in the middle of the quote, making their exclusion an intentional lie by omission. The following paragraph of the book, omitted in its entirety, has Darwin unambiguously state as evil the very views the film ascribes to him. This is called [[QuoteMine quote mining]], a very common tactic which has also been used against Creator/RichardDawkins UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins in the same way. Except, in the portion of the movie interviewing Dawkins, Ben Stein tries to twist or quote mine several things Dawkins says, while leaving in the original content that reveals Stein's dishonesty.
16th Oct '15 2:59:44 PM StarSword
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* HitlerAteSugar: The documentary goes some ways to tie [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] and his work to eugenics and, ultimately, to the Nazis. It becomes all the more obvious as it progresses.

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* HitlerAteSugar: The documentary goes some ways to tie [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] and his work to eugenics and, ultimately, to the Nazis. It becomes all the more obvious as it progresses. Note that Darwin's ''The Descent of Man'' explicitly repudiated the concept of SocialDarwinism (in a passage which Stein {{Quote Mine}}d).



* PlayingtheVictimCard: The main thrust of the film is portraying Intelligent Design proponents as an abused minority that is being unfairly silenced by a tyrannical "Dariwnist" conspiracy. Whether you buy that argument is up to you.

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* PlayingtheVictimCard: PlayingTheVictimCard: The main thrust of the film is portraying Intelligent Design proponents as an abused minority that is being unfairly silenced by a tyrannical "Dariwnist" "Darwinist" conspiracy. Whether you buy that argument is up to you.
29th Jun '15 5:56:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* PlayingtheVictimCard: All the professors and teachers who lost their jobs. What makes them unsympathetic is the fact that they were eschewing the work they were getting paid to do in favour of expressing their beliefs.

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* PlayingtheVictimCard: All The main thrust of the professors and teachers who lost their jobs. What makes them unsympathetic film is the fact portraying Intelligent Design proponents as an abused minority that they were eschewing the work they were getting paid is being unfairly silenced by a tyrannical "Dariwnist" conspiracy. Whether you buy that argument is up to do in favour of expressing their beliefs.you.
10th May '15 7:28:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BiggerBad: Charles Darwin is treated almost like the founder of an EvilCult. Stein visits a Darwin museum while his narration overtly blames Darwin for some of the atrocities of the 20th century.

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* BiggerBad: Although Charles Darwin is treated almost like dead and not affiliated with the founder current struggle over school curriculum, he is the source of an EvilCult. Stein visits a Darwin museum while his narration overtly evolutionary science. The film blames Darwin him for some of the atrocities of the 20th century.Nazism and other atrocities.
10th May '15 7:19:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BiggerBad: Charles Darwin is treated almost like the founder of an EvilCult. Stein visits a Darwin museum while his narration overtly blames Darwin for some of the atrocities of the 20th century.



* DavidVersusGoliath: There's a very staged scene that attempts to portray an Intelligent Design organization as a David standing against the Goliath of evolutionary science. Stein wanders around a street, supposedly having difficulty finding the huge building where he expects the organization to be housed. When he's finally pointed to the building, he announces that the organization surely takes up the entire building. Lo and behold, the organization is quite small and takes up only one office!

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* DavidVersusGoliath: There's a very staged scene that attempts to portray an Intelligent Design organization as a David standing against the Goliath of evolutionary science. Stein wanders around a street, supposedly having difficulty finding the huge building where he expects the organization to be housed. When he's finally pointed to the building, he announces his assumption that the organization surely takes up the entire building. Lo and behold, the organization is quite small and takes up only one office!
1st May '15 1:02:22 PM MCanter89
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''Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed'' is a documentary film conducted by Ben Stein [[InTheStyleOf in the style of]] documentaries of the 2000s.

The substance? It's on "Darwinist" evolutionists and how they try to suppress the views of anyone in favor of "Intelligent Design". Depending on whom you ask and how they're feeling on the day you ask, Intelligent Design is either a form of creationism, or a form of evolution which nonetheless contains the tenet that certain things cannot have evolved without outside help. It also argues that "Darwinism" creates atheism and moral corruption.

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''Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed'' is a documentary film conducted by Ben Stein [[InTheStyleOf in the style of]] documentaries of the 2000s.

2000s.

The substance? It's on "Darwinist" evolutionists and how they try to suppress the views of anyone in favor of "Intelligent Design". Depending on whom you ask and how they're feeling on the day you ask, Intelligent Design is either a form of creationism, creationism or a form of evolution which nonetheless contains the tenet that certain things cannot have evolved without outside help. It also argues that "Darwinism" creates atheism and moral corruption.






* BigBad: Creator/RichardDawkins. Ben Stein thinks Dawkins is ''the'' [[{{Atheism}} atheist]] to beat if atheism is indeed correct. He treats his confrontation with Dawkins as the FinalBoss of the movie. (See [[Funny/{{Expelled}} the Funny page for this work]] for an incident that's doubly amusing in light of this.)

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* BigBad: Creator/RichardDawkins. Ben Stein thinks Dawkins is ''the'' [[{{Atheism}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Atheism}} atheist]] to beat if atheism is indeed correct. He treats his confrontation with Dawkins as the FinalBoss of the movie. (See [[Funny/{{Expelled}} the Funny page for this work]] for an incident that's doubly amusing in light of this.)



* DavidVersusGoliath: There's a very staged scene that attempts to portray an Intelligent Design organization as a David standing against the Goliath of evolutionary science. Stein wanders around a street, supposedly having difficulty finding the huge building where he expects the organization to be housed. When he's finally pointed to the building, he announces that the organization surely takes up the entire building. Lo and behold, the organization is quite small and takes up only one office!

to:

* DavidVersusGoliath: There's a very staged scene that attempts to portray an Intelligent Design organization as a David standing against the Goliath of evolutionary science. Stein wanders around a street, supposedly having difficulty finding the huge building where he expects the organization to be housed. When he's finally pointed to the building, he announces that the organization surely takes up the entire building. Lo and behold, the organization is quite small and takes up only one office! office!



** To illustrate the point of the evils of evolutionary theory, the movie includes a passage from Darwin's ''The Descent of Man'' that seemingly favors eugenics and culling the infirm and insane, but cuts Darwin praising doctors and lawmakers for their care of and concern for the weak and the poor. These portions of the text are in the middle of the quote, making their exclusion an intentional lie by omission. The following paragraph of the book, omitted in its entirety, has Darwin unambiguously state as evil the very views the film ascribes to him. This is called [[QuoteMine quote mining]], a very common tactic which has also been used against Creator/RichardDawkins the same way. Except, in the portion of the movie interviewing Dawkins, Ben Stein tries to twist or quote mine several things Dawkins says, while leaving in the original content that reveals Stein's dishonesty.
** Both RichardDawkins and PZ Myers were interviewed under the claim that it was a documentary ''about'' the controversy of evolution vs. creationism or intelligent design, rather than pushing one idea over the other in a blatantly one-sided way.

to:

** To illustrate the point of the evils of evolutionary theory, the movie includes a passage from Darwin's ''The Descent of Man'' that seemingly favors eugenics and culling the infirm and insane, but cuts Darwin praising doctors and lawmakers for their care of and concern for the weak and the poor. These portions of the text are in the middle of the quote, making their exclusion an intentional lie by omission. The following paragraph of the book, omitted in its entirety, has Darwin unambiguously state as evil the very views the film ascribes to him. This is called [[QuoteMine quote mining]], a very common tactic which has also been used against Creator/RichardDawkins in the same way. Except, in the portion of the movie interviewing Dawkins, Ben Stein tries to twist or quote mine several things Dawkins says, while leaving in the original content that reveals Stein's dishonesty.
** Both RichardDawkins Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers were interviewed under the claim that it was a documentary ''about'' the controversy of evolution vs. creationism or intelligent design, rather than pushing one idea over the other in a blatantly one-sided way.



* HitlerAteSugar: The documentary goes some ways to tie Darwin and his work to eugenics and ultimately to the Nazis. It becomes all the more obvious as it progresses.

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* HitlerAteSugar: The documentary goes some ways to tie Darwin [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]] and his work to eugenics and ultimately and, ultimately, to the Nazis. It becomes all the more obvious as it progresses.



* QuoteMine: The film is infamous for its deliberate twisting of quotes to suit the agenda of its creators. For instance, Richard Dawkins's interview is cut to grossly misrepresent what he actually said, as well as make him seem slightly insane.

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* QuoteMine: The film is infamous for its deliberate twisting of quotes to suit the agenda of its creators. For instance, Richard Dawkins's Dawkins' interview is cut to grossly misrepresent what he actually said, as well as make him seem slightly insane.
insane.
23rd Jan '15 10:04:45 PM DoctorSleep
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* PlayingtheVictimCard: All the professors and teachers who lost their jobs. What makes them unsympathetic is the fact that they were eschewing the work they were getting paid to do in favour of expressing their beliefs.
8th Apr '14 5:29:44 PM Nentuaby
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* BigBad: Creator/RichardDawkins. Ben Stein thinks Dawkins is ''the'' [[{{Atheism}} atheist]] to beat if atheism is indeed correct. He treats his confrontation with Dawkins as the FinalBoss of the movie.

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* BigBad: Creator/RichardDawkins. Ben Stein thinks Dawkins is ''the'' [[{{Atheism}} atheist]] to beat if atheism is indeed correct. He treats his confrontation with Dawkins as the FinalBoss of the movie. (See [[Funny/{{Expelled}} the Funny page for this work]] for an incident that's doubly amusing in light of this.)
24th Mar '14 3:47:26 PM homerj1
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* Arbitrary Skepticism: If you're going to argue that Intelligent Design is a real possibility and doesn't require belief in God, then panspermia should not be offensive to you, as it's pretty much the only other option.

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* Arbitrary Skepticism: ArbitrarySkepticism: If you're going to argue that Intelligent Design is a real possibility and doesn't require belief in God, then panspermia should not be offensive to you, as it's pretty much the only other option.
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