Sunday, 2 September 2007

Bore me to Tears

Bore me to Tears is a very interesting blog, but it also seemed the aptest title I could think of for a post about 'that movie'. Lynn has some comments on Expelled, a movie that I suppose we are all going to be forced to know about. It's also an ongoing subject of posts (here and here and here) on the part of one of the unwitting probable villains of the show, over at Pharyngula. The premise of the movie, taken from it's own site:
Ben (Stein) realizes that he has been “Expelled,” and that educators and scientists are being ridiculed, denied tenure and even fired – for the “crime” of merely believing that there might be evidence of “design” in nature, and that perhaps life is not just the result of accidental, random chance.
So... not really about evolved homeschoolers... Still, I have a feeling it's going to be a hot topic for a while. Oh boy!


Anonymous said...

Yeah, my husband thought the post was boring, too! ;) Boring - AND confusing, he said.

I guess I don't have a good feel for what others think about the topic (the continually morphing strategies, language and associations of Young Earth Creationists); but I find it interesting - and important to track, to be honest, given their motives.

I should also say that I'm not a writer, like many other bloggers. I'm just happy to get the words spelled right; style and such isn't even on my radar!

But, I'm glad you think my blog is interesting sometimes. Feel free to skip over the boring parts. My husband does! :)

Yellow House Homeschool said...

Oops, I think you misunderstood me, I guess I'm the bad writer - I certainly didn't mean to imply that your post was in any way boring! If I did think that, which I don't, I wouldn't have the cheek to say so! Now how can I rewrite my post to say what I meant?

I meant that it's boring of the creationists to make a dumb movie about how terrible it is that they can't make science up as they go along. Or worse... maybe it's boring of some film producer to cynically make a movie that's deliberately positioned to get him an automatic audience, and is basically a pseudo-documentary promoting pseudo-science.

PS. I actually like reading about creationists, because we don't have too many where I live, and I'm fascinated.

Anonymous said...

You don't have many creationists where you live??? So, can I come visit?? Or, at least send you a little of our surplus?? :)

Whoops. I'm sorry I misread your post. Guess I still had my husband's comments in my head. Looks like I also posted at 00:43, which is WAY past my bedtime!

Yeah, I agree that these people are tiresome and boring, by the way!

Yellow House Homeschool said...

I live in Europe, France to be precise. I think some of fundamentalists are already gearing up to come and save us from our secular quagmire.