As you have undoubtedly heard, a group of evolutionary biologists and evolutionary biology supporters attended a showing of the movie Expelled, in the Twin Cities, last night. This group included the very famous Richard Dawkins and the only slightly less famous PZ Myers. PZ and Richard, in fact, were together in line, along with PZ’s spouse, a daughter, and a future son in law. Other evolution supporters and at least one local evolutionary-type blogger were also in line.
While waiting in line and minding their own business, PZ was spotted by the Expelled! production staff, and EXPELLED from the theater!!!! Richard Dawkins and the others were not picked up by this anti-truth security dragnet, and were able to attend the show.
So we have this:
This could not have gone better if Myers and Dawkins had planned it. This absurd move on the part of Expelled producers, along with various internet accounts by Creationist Christian Yahoos that give patently false descriptions of the event, belie the deeply smarmy nature of American Creationist Cultism.
Later that evening, a film was made in a Minneapolis Hotel Room, staring PZ Myers and Richard Dawkins. By all accounts, this film is much better produced than Expelled!. The film can be seen here.
The internet is abuzz with this event. The following is a list of all of the posts I know of on the internet about this event. If you feel that I am missing something, email me!
Dawkins has written a review of the film, calle Lying for Jesus?
The entries below include eye witness accounts of the event, news coverage in major outlets including the New York Times, and blog commentary. I have not included creationist apologist posts. Sorry, not on my blog! (But there is really very little of that out there, amazingly).
New York Times Coverage of the PZ Expulsion: No Admission for Evolutionary Biologist at Creationist Film
The Protest Ben Stein’s Expelled Face Book Group
Salon: Expel, expelling, expelled!
Greg Laden Has all of the ExpelledGate Links
On Richard Dawkins Net: Discussion on PZ Myers being expelled from Expelled
TwinCities.com: Biology prof expelled from screening of ‘Expelled’
IT’S IN THE COMICS!
Should Dawkins have been Expelled?
the expelled chronicles
Myers, Dawkins and Popcorn…& LOLTrilobites!
Genie Scott On PZ’s Expulsion
Atheists From All Over the Country, And I’m Not There?
Just in time for Easter
Anti-evolutionists throw a biologist out of film showing
Mark Mathis a liar? How so?! EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT
PZ Myers: EXPELLED!
Expelled and Reduction ad Hitlerum
PZ Myers: A late night quick one
Dawkins Crashes Expelled Party
EXPELLED from “Expelled”!
THOSE FASCIST FUCKS THREW PZ OUT OF THE THEATRE RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!
PZ Expelled from Expelled
Myers Throws Self on Hand Grenade, Saves Evolutionary Biologist
On the list of the singularly most ridiculous things that have ever happened…
Irony is alive
I guess they’re not going to invite him to the premiere
Rabble Rousing Evolutionist Expelled From Theater
PZ gets expelled … and gets the last laugh.
P.Z. Expelled!, Dawkins in…
Too stupid for words
Yeah, that’s gonna leave a mark.
Ridiculous Demented Right-Wing Wackaloon Theocratic Douchemonkeys Fuck Up Big Time.
On Richard Dawkins Net
PZ Myers gets Expelled
On Talk Origins.
Casual Fridays: Can YOU recognize Richard Dawkins?
Expelled Flunked: An Own Goal
Creationism, evolution, and Nazis. Yes, Nazis.
Evolution teacher expelled from creationist movie
Ben Stein vs. PZ
Expelled from ‘Expelled’
Creationists Need to Evolve ‘Smart’ Intelligent Design
Expelled From Expelled
The Expelled Controversy
ID Stands for Intellectual Dishonesty
Monty Python guards Expelled.
ID = Intelligent Design = Intentional Dishonesty.
Verily the Lord Atheos sayeth unto yee…
Skatje Myers: I suppose it’s due
Well that’s gratitude for you
Expelled! The Movie To Be Pulled From Theaters Following Myers Dawkins-Gate Screwup
PZ Has Been Expelled: Smear Campaign to Follow
Florida Citizens for Science: Expelled incompetence
Pharyngula gets creationist movie boot and lies
Scientist ‘Expelled’ From Intelligent Design Movie
PZ was expelled from Expelled.
Historic Mall is Burning into the Night
Skeptic Friends Network
Still straining to find an excuse
PZ and Dawkins the “gatecrashers”
Pharyngula gets creationist movie boot plus lies
Bear Stearns isn’t the Only Bankrupt Thing These Days
Dawkins and PZ on Expelled
And the never ending freak show just goes on and on and on…
OMFSM! The Expelling of PZ from Expelled Hits the NYT
PZ Gets Expelled and Wins teh Internets!
Rock Star Biologist — University Tour 2008, or How I Got to Meet Richard Dawkins
Silly Creationists, The Trick’s On You
Sandwalk: PZ Myers and Richard Dawkins Discuss “EXPELLED”
“Intelligent Design” has NOTHING to do with religion – nope – all science!
Dawkins and Myers on Being Expelled
Things that make me smile, Saturday edition, part 1: Creationists shooting themselves in the foot
Did you forget that other scandal?
Intelligent Design Movie Is Not for Heathens
Oh, no! My most subtle asset, exposed!
This Controversy HELPS Ben Stein, People
LES CRÉATIONISTES NE VEULENT PAS QUE DES OPPOSANTS VOIENT LEURS FILMS
Der Schöpfung die Krone aufgesetzt
In which the intelligent design movement takes careful aim, and blows both feet off.
Win Ben Stein Some Brains!
WCCO News: Man Interviewed In Movie, Not Allowed To See It
Godwin’s Law Never Fails
The Expelled Controversy
PZ Myers gets “Expelled” from Intelligent Design movie
God is Dead Day
Infidel Guy Radio forum
Expelled from Expelled… But that’s not the best part
Blogger gets expelled from Expelled
So what does Dawkins think of “Expelled”
Expelled creators only want some people to preview it
Bruce Chapman is a liar
Expelled in Tempe …
WAAR ZIJN CREATIONISTEN TOCH ZO BANG VOOR? EXPELLED FROM EXPELLED
In case you missed the story
The Spin Begins
They Expelling the Wrong Person!
the expelled from “expelled” story
EvolutionNews.org caught lying out its ass. Again.
Cdesign proponentsists lying? No never!
The Expelled Police: Not the brightest bulbs
Creationists kind of miss the point… LOL!!!