Big Science has expelled smart new ideas from the classroom. What they forgot is that every generation has its rebel!
Ben Stein, from Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Wonder Years is on a journey to answer one of the biggest questions ever asked: Were we designed or are we simply the end result of an ancient mud puddle struck by lightning? Stein, who is also a lawyer, an economist, a former presidential speechwriter, author and social commentator, is stunned by what he finds on his journey. He discovers an elitist scientific establishment that has traded in its skepticism for dogma. But even worse, along the way, Stein uncovers a long line of biologists, astronomers, chemists and philosophers who have had their reputations destroyed and their careers ruined by a scientific establishment that allows absolutely no dissent from Charles Darwin's theory of random mutation and natural selection.
"Big Science in this area of biology has lost its way," says Stein. "Scientists are supposed to be allowed to follow the evidence wherever it may lead, no matter what the implications are. Freedom of inquiry has been greatly compromised, and this is not only anti-American, it's anti-science. Its anti-the whole concept of learning."
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed uncovers that educators and scientists are being ridiculed, denied tenure and even fired in some cases for the fact that they believe there is evidence of "design" in nature, challenging the idea that life is a result of random chance. The creators of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed crossed the globe over a two-year period, interviewing scores of scientists, doctors, philosophers and public leaders. The result is a startling revelation that freedom of thought and freedom of inquiry have been expelled from publicly-funded high schools, universities and research institutions.
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is the first of its kind - a film that has been years in the making, featuring the best and brightest physicists, biological scientists, molecular biologists, educators, theologians and philosophers from over 25 countries on our planet.
Many of the world's top scientists, educators and researchers are recognizing new scientific evidence of intelligent design in our universe. But, they are being Expelled by Big Science. Fired. Denied tenure. Denied their right to free speech.
Despite the fact that most Americans believe that God created life, the only "origin of life" theory taught in the majority of American schools is Neo-Darwinism, which at its core hold that a random undirected process has led from non-life to all of the marvelous complexity we see in the living world.
Recent scientific discoveries have raised serious questions about the theory of Darwinian evolution, while at the same time giving birth to a scientific theory called intelligent design. Despite the compelling modern science in support of intelligent design, and despite the fact that most Americans want the evidence for and against Darwin's theory taught in schools, any questioning of Darwinism is systematically suppressed in nearly all academic and scientific communities.
The suppression of new scientific ideas - particularly those that pertain to the origins of life - presents today's students with a one-sided argument in the court of public opinion. It's as if they're a jury being shown evidence for only ONE SIDE of the case. All evidence from the opposing side is being thrown out of court, not by the jury or even the judge, but by the side presenting the contrary argument!
It's suppression at its worst, where the implications reach far beyond the classroom. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed seeks to expose this suppression and give today's students a glimpse into the amazing discoveries that modern science is revealing.
"In today's world, at least in America, an Einstein or a Newton or a Galileo would probably not be allowed to receive grants to study or to publish his research." - Ben Stein
"A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question." - Charles Darwin, Introduction to the Origin of Species.
DARWIN - IN HIS OWN WORDS: "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down."
"To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree."