Expelled is a “sleazy documentary” says the NYTimes!
The NYTimes review of the propaganda piece of crap, “Expelled: No intelligence allowed” gets it right:
One of the sleaziest documentaries to arrive in a very long time, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” is a conspiracy-theory rant masquerading as investigative inquiry.
This is not argument, it’s circus, a distraction from the film’s contempt for precision and intellectual rigor. This goes further than a willful misunderstanding of the scientific method. The film suggests, for example, that Dr. Sternberg lost his job at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History because of intellectual discrimination but neglects to inform us that he was actually not an employee but rather an unpaid research associate who had completed his three-year term.
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.
Couldn’t have said it better myself (otherwise I’d be writing a column for the NYTimes.) And for all those who want a bit more information about the untruthfulness of this “thing” you can check out the Expelled Exposed website.
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