Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Dawkins: "Smarter Than You"

Ben Stein's viral marketing for the about-to-be-released "Expelled."

It is funny, folks. Reports have it that Dawkins had no idea what this was about--it took him near a full day to figure out that he was the object d' diss ....

Heh.

2 comments:

PaulNoonan said...

Yeah, reports are wrong. Have you heard the story about how the movie's promoters did nto allow P.Z. Myers (of Pharyngula fame) was not allowed into the initial screening, but his companion, who happened to be Richard Dawkins, was:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/03/expelled.php

John Foust said...

Even Fox News didn't like it: "Directed by one Nathan Frankowski, "Expelled" is a sloppy, all-over-the-place, poorly made (and not just a little boring) "expose" of the scientific community. It’s not very exciting. But it does show that Stein, who’s carved out a career selling eye drops in commercials and amusing us on sitcoms, is either completely nuts or so avaricious that he’s abandoned all good sense to make a buck. To wit: Stein, Frankowski and pals say in "Expelled" that perfectly good scientists and educators are being stigmatized for wanting to teach their students creationism and "intelligent design" — in other words, junk science — in addition to or instead of conventionally accepted Darwinism. You see, Stein, like some other celebrities, finally has shown his true colors and they aren’t so pretty."