Friday, February 01, 2008

Watch Ben Stein’s Trailer

My cognitive recognition of Ben Stein started with the 1986 movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." He played a droning economics teacher with a droll voice. Ben was the author of a commentary about the observance of Christmas that was delivered to my inbox multiple times during the Christmas season – and Snopes confirmed the authenticity of the letter, making this one of the few UL that turned out to be true.

A friend sent a link to his new project, Expelled. The idea is simple – academia encourages the flourish of free thinking, unless you are thinking about Intelligent Design/Creationism. In which case, you suffer the aggression of Neo-Darwanist.

Check it out.


Rick said...

Very cool - and he's spot on about everything except this: he says "science" is the only place that this happens. But I would argue "the church" and "the political establishment" are two other areas that have an off-limits hypocritical approach to questioning. From personal experience, anyway :)

Chuck said...

Good catch. I was still trying to comprehend that he was a political writer for two presidents.