“Some of you may lose your friends or even your job because you watched this film”
… Ben Stein on his film “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”
Where Did Life Come From?
One of the big questions I’ve struggled with is the Darwinian premise that everything made itself out of nothing – with no design, no purpose, no external energy or plan. No god or designer or creator or whatever label you will apply to the external energy that made everything and set the rules.
If Darwin and his followers are correct, the universe, everything, is nothing but an accident of random chance. Perhaps we are all here because mud was struck by lightning.
My reluctance to accept the mud and lightning myth, stems from my reluctance to take the next logical step. When one accepts that we are all an accident, if all is random chance – then humans as a species are nothing special, and individuals are lesser still. We have no innate rights or freedoms except that which we give ourselves – either through agreement, or by the imposition of force.
If there is no “god”, there can be no “right” or “wrong” except what we decide for ourselves as individuals or groups. Who is to say that your morality is wrong and mine is right? Me? You? The group?
And it all stems from that great first question: Where did everything come from?
But according to Mr. Stein, our friends at Cave Hill and academia in general don’t allow certain questions to be asked. Those who ask them are shunned and discredited.
Mr. Stein is correct – certain questions are not allowed…
Can’t wait to see this movie. Check out the long trailer if you have some time. Well worth it.
Expelled – No Intelligence Allowed: Official movie website