A controversial documentary alleging that scientists skeptical of aspects of Darwinian evolutionary theory have been unjustly suppressed and silenced will open in 1,000 movie theaters on Friday.
“Expelled,” a documentary featuring political and economics commentator Ben Stein, interviews several evolutionary biologists and other scientists, some of whom advocate the “Intelligent Design” theory. The theory posits that the naturalistic approach of Darwinian theory cannot account for all features of biological life, hypothesizing that an intelligent designer may have shaped these unaccountable biological features.
A press release from the filmmakers claims that the movie has been targeted with false accusations and that efforts have been made to encourage movie theaters not to show the film.
The movie has been endorsed by several religious and conservative leaders, including film critic Michael Medved, Chairman of Focus on the Family James Dobson, and Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Carl Anderson.