Watched the movie “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” tonight. I realize I am behind the times. The movie was released in 2008. However, Ben Stein (yes, the comedian) did an amazing job uncovering one of the most insidious efforts to shackle freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of academic integrity, freedom of professional expression, and several other freedoms which have been the foundation of America since the earliest days of rallying against “taxation without representation” prior to the revolution.
If you haven’t seen the movie, rent it, borrow it, even buy it and watch it. It is incredible what is happening in the realm of science in America at the highest levels of academia. The far-reaching, devastating consequences are intolerable and unimaginable in our day and age. This is a “thinkers movie”. It is not Michael Moore and shock-umentary entertainment. This is incredibly important.
If you have watched the film and have not signed the Academic Freedom Petition, please do. This truly is one simple decision, one simple action that can help to shape the future of educational freedom and the moral underpinnings of education in North America. This is not a religious issue, it is a human issue. Humanity needs to have academic and scientific freedom, especially in this critical arena.
Make the decision to sign the petition. Change the trajectory of a whole nation of children and teachers who are being denied the very freedoms our country was born to protect. Thank you.