The trailer for Ben Stein's movie: "Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed" is embedded below.
Lately I have been hearing Ben Stein on numerous interviews on radio and TV. He is very passionate about his views about how the universities and the scientific community are stifling any views that discredit the status quo, as far as Darwin's theory of evolution is concerned. He confirms what I have been saying for a long time now, that universities have a disdain for God and religion.
However, I feel that the universities and the scientific community are also stifling debate and indoctrinating our youth in many other ares as well. Ben Stein never mentions any of these other areas that the universities are indoctrinating our youth.
The public school, universities, the media and the arts are also teaching children many things as fact, that are not proven, and are discouraging or completely stifling debate on many other issues as well. They are teaching them that racism is a major problem in today's America. They are teaching them that diversity is a virtue. They are teaching them that homosexuality is normal and should be embraced, celebrated and even experimented with. They are teaching them that the earth is in peril due to man-made global warming. They are teaching them that our founding fathers were evil. They are teaching them to loathe president Bush. They are teaching them that all war is wrong. They are teaching that illegal immigration is good, and people who oppose it are either hard hearted, uninformed, or racists. They are teaching them that the US is a negative influence in this world. They are teaching them that Christianity is a negative influence, and that God and the bible is a fairy tale.
Debate is discouraged or completely stifled on the above mentioned topics in today's universities. I think it is great that Ben Stein uses the example of Darwinism to illustrate how debate and independent thought is not allowed in today's universities. But there are many other topics as well that our youth are being unwittingly indoctrinated with.
Ben Stein found a topic that was not even on my list and he made an entire documentary about it. If some-one wanted to, they could make a similar documentary about each of the topics that I listed above.
Why is no one discussing this? Why is the free and open discussion of ideas being discouraged in today's universities?