Who qualifies as a legitimate scientist? Who gets to decide what scientifc theories are adopted? How much dissent from the majority opinion should be allowed in the field of science? These questions and others need answers in our day. Whether one is talking about global warming, vaccination fears, or evolution, it is important to establish what science is and who gets to speak for it.
An upcoming documentary will explore the expulsion of Intelligent Design theorists from universities. It is called Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed and is hosted by the funny and intelligent Ben Stein. It apparently touches on the broader topics of academic freedom, closed-mindedness, and the role of Darwinian theory in the anti-Semitism of the Nazis.
I can’t wait to see it. It’s about time that this topic is discussed in such a potentially powerful way.