I was looking at Yahoo user reviews of the movie Expelled One wrote:
As an observer, I have never seen so many extremes in reviews. Virtually either an “A” or an “F”. No middle ground. This makes me really want to see this movie. Especially the F reactions are so extreme and closed minded that Stein must really punch their button. I gotta see this baby !!!
It’s amazing that so many reviews here run in one or two directions. The ability to make a certain segment either hate or love a film is a sign of a good film. It just reveals the worldview that you are coming from — if you hate it, it is because it exposes your worldview in a negative light, not because it’s a bad film.
Below is a clip from one of the most powerful and controversial parts of the film.
Now here is atheist Richard Dawkins responding to the one of the film’s premises that social Darwinism was at the heart of Nazi eugenics and the Holocaust.
… natural selection is a good object lesson in how NOT to organize a society. As I have often said before, as a scientist I am a passionate Darwinian. But as a citizen and a human being, I want to construct a society which is about as un-Darwinian as we can make it. I approve of looking after the poor (very un-Darwinian). I approve of universal medical care (very un-Darwinian). It is one of the classic philosophical fallacies to derive an ‘ought’ from an ‘is.’ — Richard Dawkins
Note that Dawkins doesn’t deny that Hitler’s attempt to breed a “master race” isn’t logically derived from Darwinism. He simply says that we must not be Darwinists in this one instance. He doesn’t explain how his rejection of Darwinism based on ethics is any different from the criticism of Darwinism by Christians who reject the idea of evolution as a random process without a Designer. At least the Christians are logically consistent.
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