Thursday, May 7, 2009

Expelled


A week or two ago, we watched a movie that some church friends told us about:

Can I just tell you that it is one of the most interesting, heart wrenching, fascinating things I have ever spent my time watching?!
Why, you ask? The movie/film is about the neverending debate of evolution vs intelligent design (which doesn't necessarily mean creation- though that's what I personally believe). More importantly, the film is about the lack of our nation's colleges, not to mention public schools, allowing professors and students the right to examine both sides. Scientists from all over the world, on both sides of the argument, give their opinion (which of course they believe is fact). Such great intelligent minds, it's a shame they can't be more open and willing to consider things. Look at how much science has changed in the last, heck, 10 years! Re-examining Darwin's theories (and they are just theories) with our new found scientific knowledge would be amazing, but they're not willing. It breaks my heart that students will miss out on seeing many sides of this debate because of the few in "power" in the scientific world.
We rented ours from Netflix, though I'm thinking about buying it.
I'd love to hear what you think about the movie. I'm even willing to listen to where you stand on the actual debate.
By the way, I once heard that late in his life, Darwin became a Christian and recounted his theories of evolution. Isn't that just something, of course left out of the textbooks.

2 comments :

J.J. said...

How interesting. I will have to look that up on our Blockbuster via mail.

thanks,
glad you are feeling better :)

BTW...thanks for your sweet Mother's Day comment...you are too sweet!

Casey said...

I'll have to add that one to the queue!