After seeing the movie today, I decided to collect some data so as to ensure a more informed and thoughtfully “intelligent” response to all that is happening regarding this movie, and the general issues surrounding Darwinian Evolution & Intelligent Design. I hope to post my review and response soon.
BLOGS & REVIEWS
Greg Laden has a massive collection of blogs on his post, so no need to duplicate that work. His list is fairly one-sided, however, hosted by scienceblogs.com.
Past The Popcorn – A fairly balanced review.
Jeffrey Overstreet, The Looking Closer Journal – reviewer for Christianity Today and popular blogger.
Rotten Tomatoes currently holds a 9% fresh rating (very, very low) stating consensus as “A cynical political stunt in the guise of a documentary.”
PEOPLE & ORGANIZATIONS
Ben Stein of course has his own website (?), and information at Wikipedia. The movie “Expelled,” according to its website, boasts the largest U.S. opening for a documentary film; scheduled for over 1,000 theatres. www.expelledthemovie.com.
PZ Meyer’s blog “Pharyngula” – personal testimony of being asked to leave the Expelled showing. His most recent post is a video rebuttal of Stein.
Richard Dawkins, a key figure in the film (and in the cultural discourse) has his response post entitled “Lying for Jesus.”
Though not in the film, I felt it appropriate to add Francis Collins, a popular lecturer and author on the subject as well. He recently spoke at the Washington National Cathedral (video and audio here), Stanford University (video or mp3 here), and Grace Cathedral has an interview with him here.
The National Center for Science Education has several posts and responses to the movie.
The Discovery Institute has several links to people in the film.
Time Magazine has written Ben Stein Dukes It Out With Darwin, a very short critical article on the film.
Illustra Media has released some new teaching DVD’s for churches that clearly has an Intelligent Design bent and bias.