In the Salt Lake Tribune we read about the dishonesty
Alas, the movieâs makers (Stein and co-writers Kevin Miller and Walt Ruloff, and director Nathan Frankowski) donât debate honestly. Stein mocks university officials for not âgetting off [their] script,â but says nothing about the repetitive talking points from the ID crowd. The ID folks complain that the term âevolutionâ is too vaguely defined, and yet never adequately define what âintelligent designâ is. They swear they arenât espousing religion, then try to discredit the leading evolutionary biologists - such as Richard Dawkins and P.Z. Myers - because they are atheists. Oddly enough, the tactics employed in âExpelledâ undercut the movieâs argument, most notably in the interviews with Dawkins and Myers and in Steinâs trip to Darwinâs British home (now a museum). Either the filmmakers suckered these participants under false pretenses, or the evolutionists are more open to debate than Stein suggests. Perhaps the intelligent-design proponents know that in a truly open debate, their argument isnât fit enough to survive.