Friday, April 18, 2008
Gray Lady Smackdown
Every few minutes familiar — and ideologically unrelated — images interrupt the talking heads: a fist-shaking Nikita S. Khrushchev; Charlton Heston being subdued by a water hose in “Planet of the Apes.” This is not argument, it’s circus, a distraction from the film’s contempt for precision and intellectual rigor.
The bottom line is more than concrete too:
Mixing physical apples and metaphysical oranges at every turn “Expelled” is an unprincipled propaganda piece that insults believers and nonbelievers alike. In its fudging, eliding and refusal to define terms, the movie proves that the only expulsion here is of reason itself.
As has been obvious for sometime, the movie is more than willing to show truth the door as well.
Perhaps ID proponents can file an amicus curiae brief about how much it offends them, when they start putting the elites on trial?