So now PZ getting thrown out of Expelled (and Dawkins getting in) triggers New York Times coverage.
If you ask me, this really helps the Expelled people, who want nothing more than controversy. And Dawkins completely doesn’t get it:
Dr. Dawkins said the hoopla has been “a gift” to those who oppose creationism. “We could not ask for anything better,” he said.
How exactly does that work? How does “hoopla” over an anti-evolution movie help the cause of opposing creationism?
No, I suspect this is a gift to Expelled, a gift to Ben Stein. The controversy raises the profile of the movie, people–especially a movie like this, which is by its very nature courting controversy and baiting evolutionists.
Why is that hard to understand?