Archives for April, 2008

As former Kansas congressman Jim Slattery kicks off his campaign to replace Senator Pat “Memory Pills” Roberts, Roberts is already having trouble keeping his facts straight. Sean Tevis explains: I heard that Senator Pat Roberts, who is seeking his third Senate term, issued an ad criticizing Slattery for his work as a lobbyist in Washington.…

It’s not just the science groups who are upset with Expelled‘s misuse of the Holocaust for petty political advantage. The venerable Anti-Defamation League says that the anti-evolution film misappropriates the Holocaust: New York, NY, April 29, 2008 ? The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today issued the following statement regarding the controversial film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.…

Movie Review: Expelled

Expelled is a really, truly, awful movie. Even setting aside its errors and its Holocaust nigh-denial, it’s just a badly assembled bit of cinema. It’s offensive and absurd to compare the events of the Cold War to the treatment of the supposed martyrs: the folks who variously were called bad names, didn’t get tenure because…

Busy Day Random Ten

No time for bloggery today, but enjoy the music. “We Looked Like Giants” by Death Cab For Cutie from the album Transatlanticism (2003, 5:32). “Slippery People” by Talking Heads from the album Speaking in Tongues (1983, 5:06). “Grassy Grass Grass” by Elizabeth Mitchell from the album You Are My Little Bird (2006, 0:56). “Perfect Crime”…

Dishonest Discoer dissembles

David Klinghoffer complains about responses to his Hitler-praising column. He links to this blog four times, despite the fact that I only wrote about him twice (three times once I post this). His complaint: By these Darwinist propagandists, it is asserted that I agree that ?Hitler was right about the Jews,? ? Not a bit…

Expelled and Holocaust denial

Orac doesn’t think Expelled’s Nazi claims are a form of Holocaust denial. I disagree. Orac has some good points, and “denial” may be a strong word. Orac gives the basic criteria of Holocaust denial as rejecting at least one of these statements: 1. The Holocaust was the intentional murder of European Jews by the Nazi…

New NCSE video

The video at ExpelledExposed.com highlighting Chris Comer’s story was one of last week’s most viewed and most discussed on YouTube. In a week, it basically tied the YouTube trailer for Expelled, and exceeded the viewership of the Dick-to-the-Dawk viral video put out by the producers of Expelled. We don’t know if the next three videos…

Yoko sues Expelled filmmakers over Imagine | Entertainment | Reuters: John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, and his sons are suing the filmmakers of “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” for using the song “Imagine” in the documentary without permission. ? Yoko Ono, son, Sean Ono Lennon, and Julian Lennon, John Lennon’s son from his first marriage, along…

Hilzoy compares three candidate comments on the alleged autism/vaccine link: Last month I wrote about John McCain’s statement claimed that there is “strong evidence” that thimerosal in vaccines causes autism. I expect better from Democrats, and while saying that we don’t know whether vaccines cause autism is better than saying that they do (or did,…

Happy Earth Day

I’m still digging out of the post-Expelled craziness. Our video about Chris Comer has gotten more views than the Expelled trailer on Youtube or the rapping Dawkins video, and traffic keeps streaming in to ExpelledExposed.com. If you haven’t done so already, there’s still time to locate a stupid statement by Ben Stein (from anywhere, not…