It seems that if your news organization isn’t affiliated with a baptist church or a pro-ID organization, you have enough intelligence to see through Ben Stein. From MSNBC:
Rarely has a movie subtitle so capably assessed a movie’s content as does “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.”
Actually, I’d dispute that. “What the Bleep Do We Know?” really did make me wonder how ignorant you have to be to think that thoughts change the atomic structure of water.
The result of poor reviews and mediocre box office, I expect, is that Expelled will not succeed in changing American laws and forcing schools to teach Intelligent Design as well. The exercise — whipping up public opinion, holding restricted screenings, selling the movie to a targeted audience — is of more interest as a marketing campaign than as a debate between science and religion.
I agree with the latter part, but when you have people utterly convinced that evolution=Nazism, they will try to actively get rid of evolution.
And of course, they have gotten good reviews from church organizations, the Discovery Institution, and… Yahoo! “News”. Don’t worry, Yahoo! I’d already lost whatever respect I had for whatever credibility the news you churned out was when you reported that Destination Truth (a Sci-Fi channel (un)reality show) had found Yeti footprints.
Anyway, overall it’s good news for the good guys.