I guess the title really should be ‚ÄúWhat To Do About figuring out the origins of the universe and mankind‚Äù. Expelled is a documentary about free speech, and the right to have an open debate with regard to the science of the origins of the universe and mankind. The thing that makes it stand out even more is the fact that it has been suppressed in the past. Once more people are losing their jobs over the idea of open debate.¬† Expelled raises the question ‚Äúif you can‚Äôt prove one view over another then why are we only teaching one view?‚Äù This question fuels Ben Stein the host of the movie. Join Ben as he takes this journey around the world asking the question ‚Äúwhy not intelligent design?‚Äù
I saw this movie in a pre-screening and really didn‚Äôt know what to expect. I thought that a documentary couldn‚Äôt be that entertaining. I was wrong. What I walked away with is a real sense of what is going on. Better than that, I had a good time watching. Not only was it insightful, but the movie was also engaging, I was truly inspired.
Maybe this movie will inspire change in the U.S.A. Maybe it won‚Äôt. One of the best insights from the movie is how we all approach science from our worldview. Therefore, people who believe in God and the Bible are more likely to recognize intelligent design or creation and people who do not believe in God or the Bible are more likely to believe in evolution. Both sides will discount the other. It takes faith to believe either‚Ä¶ what the movie points out is that faith (on either side) can and does still have intellectual evidence.
The movie, especially if taken with the understanding that everyone (read EVERYONE) approaches science with presuppositions, has some excellent points to make one ponder. Mark your calendar for April 18, 2008. We did.