Ben Steinís upcoming movie shows the harassment, loss of jobs and denial of tenure to which anyone in academia who questions RM&NS Darwinism is subjected Academic freedom is presently at risk..
Actually, it purported to show that, but couldn't make the evidence-based case. So it resorted to slight of hand, deceit and a loving embrace of Nazi footage.
Now that production company is bankrupt.http://ncse.com/news/2011/06/expelled-block-006695
And the film still sucks.http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2008/12/wi...teins_mind.html
Your decades-long beef with Bruno Bettelheim doesn't make for better reading. Nor does it shine as a helpful spotlight on "Materialism." Simply put, not all categories of things which you blame your bad mood on can be linked together under one umbrella, so nothing holds your book together but your personal ignorance and incredulity. Your claim to agnosticism is rendered meaningless by your embraces of Creationist distortions of the organizing principle of biology and the canard of "Intelligent Design."
The modern theory of evolution is not adequately summarized by the phrase "Random mutation and natural selection" -- evolution is a theory about the genotypes in populations of living things and variances in that genotype exist even without mutations. Natural selection only leads to the diversity of life on Earth when applied to populations of living, growing, reproducing things and is not just about death but of differential success in reproduction. Death, however, is a powerful shaping force. Without the death of cells, your fingers would be joined together in a mass of flesh. It is the programmed death of some of the cells that allow you to type or possibly play the piano. In the same way, death carved the gap between present-day chimpanzees and humans -- without death there would be a continuum of man-apes.