Film Investigates the Crushing of Dissent Regarding Darwinian Orthodoxy

“If you have questioned Darwinism, that’s it, your career is over.” “I was viewed as an intellectual terrorist.” “I have been told to shut up.” The quotes come from interviews with research scientists featured in a film, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” starring the New York writer and intellectual Ben Stein. The film, set for release in February 2008, documents the crushing of any investigation or questioning of materialist Darwinism that is the orthodox position of most of the scientific establishment. In the trailer for “Expelled”, Stein is seen addressing an audience saying, “There are people out there who want to keep science in a little box, where it can’t possibly touch God…Scientists are not allowed to even think thoughts that involve an intelligent creator.” A PR Newswire release says that Stein, a lawyer, economist, former presidential speechwriter, author and social commentator, was “stunned” when he investigated the debate surrounding Intelligent Design theory and Darwinism. Stein uncovers what he says is an elitist scientific establishment that actively suppresses any research that may lead to questioning of the “accepted” Darwinian theory. The film features interviews with scientists and thinkers including biologists, astronomers, chemists and philosophers who have had their ideas suppressed for questioning adherence to the materialist theory. “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.” Stein writes that the Darwinian orthodoxy in science is...