Hmmm. So I thought I'd check out what you get when you sign up for material from the folks at EXPELLED and so far, I am unsurprised. It's the usual claptrap:
Hey ----,We're really happy to have you on board. EXPELLED is sure to stir up a lot of controversy and bring up a lot of important questions. It's critical that we take a stand to fight for the truth. In EXPELLED, Ben questions why all the anti-theist Darwinists are so nervous right now. What are they so afraid of? That's what I'd like to know, too. What are they hiding?Wherever you are on the spectrum of belief, it's critical that all students have as much information as possible in order to make the most informed decisions they can. This fight is about making sure we all have access to the truth.We've got a LOT of great things coming down the pipeline in this campaign and the ultimate goal is to stage a series of nationwide debates in your high schools and universities, led by YOU.Go ahead...let your voice be heard!Make sure you check the website/email frequently to get the latest updates.And invite a friend to join the campaign too.
I am afraid that these folks will successfully redefine science and use their notions of "mere creation" or "theistic realism" to send us back in time to the days before the scientific method was the best explanatory tool we have. No. The best invention human beings have ever made except maybe art. No. Science is better.
But we Darwinists (Oooooh!!! Boogiemen!!!!) aren't hiding anything. We don't need to. That's what's great about science. We can expose any part of it to the light by looking at peer-reviewed studies and replicable research unlike that religious revelation and apologetics they're traipsing out from the Discovery Institute, Access Research Network, ID Network, Uncommon Descent, and the rest of it. I don't do the research, but I keep up and I trust that bad ideas will be shelled or relegated to, at best, tertiary positons given enough time and effort. But the effort it's taken to totally dismantle ID's fact and logic claims has been quick in large part because the arguments are just dressd up Paley and creationist nonsense.
I couldn't agree with these guys more that this is "about access to the truth." That's why I fight against them tooth and nail every day. They aren't demons. They're people with agenda and so am I. It just so happens that one of us (me and the enlightened community) are honest and one of us is not (DI and its IDiot followers).
There might be a debate, but it's a pop-culture debate and one that I am happy to participate in. But their ideas are so vacuous (devoid of content) that scientists shouldn't have to take them on. Yet they do, and expose them for the frauds they are. Just link to any of the Wiessenshaft blogs or sites to your right on my blog and you can see the IDiots shredded for using a transparent media campaign built on a religious house of cards. This isn't about science. It's about religion and I am so tired of the wolf in sheep's clothing - ID trying to pass itself off as science by using its "inference to the best explanation" nonsense. It's not a good inference. It's totally subjective.