Oh No, Ono files: Expelled is #8 in documentaries
|March 21, 2009||Posted by O'Leary under Intelligent Design|
Here’s a useful link to the response to efforts to pretend that scientists whose research convinces them that the universe shows evidence of design do not face persecution.
(I’ve covered the persecution for years. To say it is not happening is, to me, like saying 9-11 didn’t happen. It is always possible for an ideologue to construct an alternate reality – a legend in his own mind, in which the event is not happening. He likes his alternate reality, of course.)
[Evil Disco warning]
Most of the falsehoods in circulation about the film can be traced to a website called “Expelled Exposed” set up by the pro-Darwin National Center for Science Education (NCSE) as part of its PR effort to smear the documentary last year. “Expelled Exposed” alleges that Expelled made “dishonest attempts to make mountains out of molehills and to create martyrs where martyrdom does not exist.” As John West observed in response, “The basic thrust of [“Expelled Exposed”] seems to be the preposterous claim that pro-ID scientists never, ever face harassment, intimidation, or persecution. Not ever! Scientists who claim otherwise—such as biologist Richard Sternberg, astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez, and Baylor University engineering professor Robert Marks—must be cry-babies or worse. The NCSE’s approach is otherwise known as ‘blaming the victim.'”
Anyway, this is how the film is doing in DVD:
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #294 in Movies & TV (See Bestsellers in Movies & TV)
#8 – that’s in the Top Ten in docs. Not bad for a film that so many were determined to destroy. Even St. Yoko Ono … wow!