This is too priceless not to pass on.
Because there’s a twist ending, I won’t summarize, suffice to say that a crackpot creationist movie is coming out soon, called “Expelled! No Intelligence Allowed.” It’s a creationist PR hatchet job piece and they engaged several prominent evolutionary biologists – under less than honest circumstances – to be interviewed. Once they found out, they were upset that their interviews were going to be edited to advance the creationists’ agenda.
Now, the producers are waging a campaign to keep hostile reviewers from seeing the film before its general release, and have even tried to have private screenings for state lawmakers sympathetic to their cause.
PZ Myers of Pharyngula was one of those biologists and has been waging an online campaign against these people since their deceptions have come to light.
The quote below shows what happened when he tried to attend today…but, read his entry, I won’t give it away. PRICELESS.
I went to attend a screening of the creationist propaganda movie, Expelled, a few minutes ago. Well, I tried â€¦ but I was Expelled! It was kind of weird â€” I was standing in line, hadn’t even gotten to the point where I had to sign in and show ID, and a policeman pulled me out of line and told me I could not go in. I asked why, of course, and he said that a producer of the film had specifically instructed him that I was not to be allowed to attend. The officer also told me that if I tried to go in, I would be arrested. I assured him that I wasn’t going to cause any trouble. [From EXPELLED!]