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Ben Stein Benjamin J. Stein was born on Nov. He graduated from Columbia University in with honors in economics and as valedictorian of the Yale Law School class.
Online and The American Spectator. He also writes frequently for The Washington Post. Stein has written and published 16 books seven novels, nine nonfiction books , the most recent of which is about life with his year-old son, Tommy.
He has been a longtime screenwriter and was one of the creators of the TV series Fernwood Tonight He is married to entertainment-industry attorney Alexandra Denman , son Tom Stein ,.
Sign In. Edit Ben Stein. Showing all 38 items. Bush in a spoof of his game show, Win Ben Stein's Money He was a childhood friend of Carl Bernstein , who, as a reporter for the Washington Post, helped bring about the downfall of President Richard Nixon , for whom Stein was a speechwriter.
Wrote an article in a woman's magazine Cosmo? Has a son, Tom Stein b. Was extremely fond of his dog, Puppy Wuppy. Puppy Wuppy appeared on every episode of Turn Ben Stein On , as he was allowed to simply run around on the set during the taping.
Puppy Wuppy was killed when he was hit by a car, and parts of the episodes of Turn Ben Stein On and Win Ben Stein's Money taped after his death were devoted to him.
Expelled features excerpts from an interview Stein conducted with Richard Sternberg, described as an evolutionary biologist he has two Ph.
Ds: biology molecular evolution and systems science theoretical biology   and a former editor for a scientific journal associated with the Smithsonian Institution.
The film says his life was "nearly ruined" after he published an article by intelligent design proponent Stephen C.
Meyer in , allegedly causing him to lose his office, to be pressured to resign, and to become the subject of an investigation into his political and religious views.
Sternberg defended his decision, stating that intelligent design was not the overall subject of the paper being mentioned only at the end and that he was attempting merely to present questions ID proponents had raised as a topic for discussion.
He presented himself and Meyer as targets of religious and political persecution, claiming the chairman of his department referred to him as an "intellectual terrorist".
Stein states that the paper "ignited a firestorm of controversy merely because it suggested intelligent design might be able to explain how life began", and goes beyond the findings of the United States Office of Special Counsel to claim that Sternberg was "terrorized".
Representative Mark Souder uncovered a campaign by the Smithsonian and the NCSE to destroy Sternberg's credibility, though he does not provide any details.
Sternberg, a staff scientist for the National Center for Biotechnology Information and also a fellow of the intelligent design advocacy group International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design ISCID , had resigned his position at the journal Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington six months before publication of the Meyers paper.
The Council of the Biological Society of Washington has stated that "Contrary to typical editorial practices, the paper was published without review by any associate editor; Sternberg handled the entire review process.
The Society subsequently declared that the paper "does not meet the scientific standards of the Proceedings " and would not have been published had typical editorial practices been followed.
Also contrary to the way his career was depicted in the film, Sternberg still retained this position until , when he was given the offer of continuing as a Research Collaborator.
Expelled profiles Caroline Crocker, a former part-time cell biology lecturer at George Mason University who became the center of controversy over intelligent design.
In the film Stein states, "After she simply mentioned Intelligent Design in her cell biology class at the Crocker tells Stein that before the incident she was routinely offered jobs on the spot following an interview, but afterwards she was unable to find a position in academia.
According to the university and the National Center for Science Education, Crocker was not fired; her position was non- tenure track and her employment was on a course-by-course basis.
She taught to the end of her contract, which was not renewed. A George Mason University spokesman said this was for reasons unrelated to her views on intelligent design, and that although they wholeheartedly supported academic freedom, "teachers also have a responsibility to stick to subjects they were hired to teach, Does academic freedom 'literally give you the right to talk about anything, whether it has anything to do with the subject matter or not?
The answer is no. The NCSE also stated that she did more than merely mention intelligent design, but in fact posed many refuted creationist arguments.
The Post ' s article stated she claimed "that the scientific establishment was perpetrating fraud, hunting down critics of evolution to ruin them and disguising an atheistic view of life in the garb of science".
Crocker subsequently conducted a year of postdoctoral studies at the Uniformed Services University in , and from early to the summer of was the first Executive Director of the Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness Center IDEA , which promotes intelligent design clubs at high schools and universities.
Michael Egnor, a neurosurgery professor at Stony Brook University , is presented in the film as the subject of persecution after writing a letter to high school students asserting that doctors did not need to learn evolution to practice their trade.
Egnor, who is a signatory to the Discovery Institute's A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism and Physicians and Surgeons who Dissent from Darwinism , presents himself as the victim of online smears and a campaign to get his university to force him into retirement, following his letter.
When a citizen's group in Virginia sponsored an essay contest for high school students on the topic "Why I would want my doctor to have studied evolution", Egnor responded by posting the letter on an intelligent design website claiming that evolution was irrelevant to medicine.
In the film, Stein describes this as "Darwinists were quick to try and exterminate this new threat", and Egnor says he was shocked by the "viciousness" and "baseness" of the critical response he received.
Robert J. Marks II is a professor at Baylor University who had his research website shut down by the University and was forced to return grant money when it was discovered his work had a link to intelligent design.
Dembski,   and which made use of the University's servers to host the website. The university removed the website after receiving complaints that it appeared to be endorsed by the university.
Baylor officials later allowed the website back on their server but required changes be made to the website so that it did not appear to be endorsed by the University.
Guillermo Gonzalez, an astrophysicist who had been an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University until May , is interviewed by Stein, who claims that despite a "stellar" research record that led to the discovery of new planets, Gonzalez was denied tenure in April because his book The Privileged Planet , co-authored with analytic philosopher and intelligent design advocate Jay W.
Richards , argued that the Universe is intelligently designed. Gonzalez claims that prior to his tenure review, he was the subject of a campaign on campus to "poison the atmosphere" against him, and that he would almost certainly have been granted tenure had he not been an advocate for intelligent design.
The film interviewed a member of the Iowa State University faculty who stated that Gonzalez was denied tenure because the university feared that if they granted Gonzalez tenure the university would become associated with the intelligent design movement.
Prior to the film's release Iowa State University addressed the controversy regarding Gonzalez's tenure by saying that after the normal review of his qualifications, such as his record of scientific publications which had dropped sharply after he joined the faculty ,   he was not granted tenure and promotion on the grounds that he "simply did not show the trajectory of excellence that we expect in a candidate seeking tenure in physics and astronomy".
Eli Rosenberg, the chairman of the Astronomy department, also noted that during Gonzalez's time at Iowa State, Gonzalez had failed to secure any form of substantial outside funding.
Michael Shermer is an author, science historian , founder of The Skeptics Society , and editor of its magazine Skeptic , which is largely devoted to investigating and debunking pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.
He was interviewed for the film by Stein and Mark Mathis to get his take on intelligent design and evolution. Shermer describes intelligent design as "three quarters of the way to nonsense", and voices skepticism at the claims that numerous academics were fired for advocating it.
Shermer, in an online column coinciding with the release of Expelled , described feeling awkward about their motives soon after the interview began:.
For my part, the moment I sat down with Stein with Mathis there and he asked me that question about firing people for expressing dissenting views a dozen times, I realized that I was being manipulated to give certain answers they were looking for me to give.
I asked them both, several times, if they had anything else to ask me about evolutionary theory or Intelligent Design. In frustration I finally said something like "Do you have any other questions to ask me or do you keep asking me this question in hopes that I'll give a different answer?
After a break and small talk the interview resumed, but the questions continued to follow a similar vein:. Stein finally asked my opinion on people being fired for endorsing Intelligent Design.
I replied that I know of no instance where such a firing has happened. This seemingly innocent observation was turned into a filmic confession of ignorance when my on-camera interview abruptly ends there, because when I saw Expelled at a preview screening I discovered that the central thesis of the film is a conspiracy theory about the systematic attempt to keep Intelligent Design creationism out of American classrooms and culture.
Shermer has stated that he believes that the film is effective in delivering its message to its target audience.
Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and popular science writer. Dawkins is portrayed as one of the leading members of the scientific establishment.
Dawkins' admission that his study of evolution aided his move towards atheism is used by the film to draw a positive connection between them.
In her review of the film for New Scientist , Amanda Gefter comments on the film's presentation of Dawkins' interview, including showing him "in the make-up chair, a move calculated to demean since surely everyone else, including Stein, is powder-puffed off-camera", and describes "foreboding music" and a "low-lit room" filmed with "sinister camera angles" used as part of an appeal to "raw emotion" during his interview.
In Dawkins' interview, the director focused on Stein's question to Dawkins regarding a hypothetical scenario in which intelligent design could have occurred.
He later described this as being similar to Francis Crick and Leslie Orgel 's "semi tongue-in-cheek" example.
The film has been criticized by those interviewees who are critics of intelligent design PZ Myers, Dawkins,  Shermer,  and Eugenie Scott , who say they were misled into participating by being asked to be interviewed for a film named Crossroads: The Intersection of Science and Religion , and were directed to a blurb implying an approach to the documentary crediting Darwin with "the answer" to how humanity developed:   .
It has been the central question of humanity through the ages: How in the world did we get here? In the century and a half since, geologists, biologists, physicists, astronomers, and philosophers have contributed a vast amount of research and data in support of Darwin's idea.
And yet, millions of Christians, Muslims, Jews, and other people of faith believe in a literal interpretation that humans were crafted by the hand of God.
The conflict between science and religion has unleashed passions in school board meetings, courtrooms, and town halls across America and beyond.
But before the interviewees were approached,   the film had already been pitched to Stein as an anti-Darwinist picture:.
I was approached a couple of years ago by the producers, and they described to me the central issue of Expelled , which was about Darwinism and why it has such a lock on the academic establishment when the theory has so many holes.
And why freedom of speech has been lost at so many colleges to the point where you can't question even the slightest bit of Darwinism or your colleagues will spurn you, you'll lose your job, and you'll be publicly humiliated.
As they sent me books and talked to me about these things I became more enthusiastic about participating.
Plus I was never a big fan of Darwinism because it played such a large part in the Nazis' Final Solution to their so-called "Jewish problem" and was so clearly instrumental in their rationalizing of the Holocaust.
So I was primed to want to do a project on how Darwinism relates to fascism and to outline the flaws in Darwinism generally. On learning of the pro-intelligent design stance of the real film, Myers said, "not telling one of the sides in a debate about what the subject might be and then leading him around randomly to various topics, with the intent of later editing it down to the parts that just make the points you want, is the video version of quote-mining and is fundamentally dishonest".
Mathis called Myers, Dawkins and Scott a "bunch of hypocrites", and said that he "went over all of the questions with these folks before the interviews and I e-mailed the questions to many of them days in advance".
Roy Speckhardt , executive director of the American Humanist Association wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Times , writing, "If one needs to believe in a god to be moral, why are we seeing yet another case of dishonesty by the devout?
Why were leading scientists deceived as to the intentions of a religious group of filmmakers?
In support of his claim that the theory of evolution inspired Nazism , Ben Stein attributes the following statement to Charles Darwin's book The Descent of Man :.
With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated. We civilised men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and the sick.
Thus the weak members of civilised societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man.
Hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed. The original source shows that Stein's selective reading of Darwin significantly changed the meaning of the paragraph by leaving out whole and partial sentences without indicating that he had done so.
The original paragraph words that Stein omitted shown in bold type and the subsequent paragraph in the book state:. With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health.
We civilised men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life of every one to the last moment.
There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox.
It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but excepting in the case of man himself, hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.
The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered, in the manner previously indicated, more tender and more widely diffused.
Nor could we check our sympathy, if so urged by hard reason, without deterioration in the noblest part of our nature. The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the good of his patient; but if we were intentionally to neglect the weak and helpless, it could only be for a contingent benefit, with a certain and great present evil.
Hence we must bear without complaining the undoubtedly bad effects of the weak surviving and propagating their kind; but there appears to be at least one check in steady action, namely the weaker and inferior members of society not marrying so freely as the sound; and this check might be indefinitely increased, though this is more to be hoped for than expected, by the weak in body or mind refraining from marriage.
According to John Moore writing for the National Post :. Stein quotes from a passage in Darwin's writing that appears to endorse the notion that for a species to thrive the infirm must be culled.
He omits the part where Darwin insists this would be "evil" and that man's care for the weak is "the noblest part of our nature". When I asked Stein about this on my radio show he deadpanned, "If any Darwin fans are listening and we have misquoted him, we are sorry; we don't mean to diss Darwin.
The National Center for Science Education's Expelled Exposed: Why Expelled Flunks website also points out that the same misleading selective quotation from this passage was used by anti-evolutionist William Jennings Bryan in the Scopes Trial , but the full passage makes it clear that Darwin was not advocating eugenics.
The eugenics movement relied on simplistic and faulty assumptions about heredity, and by the s evolutionary biologists were criticizing eugenics.
Clarence Darrow , who defended the teaching of human evolution in the Scopes Trial, wrote a scathing repudiation of eugenics.
Fitzhugh cites Darwin's two paragraphs in their entirety, and says that in the context shown by the second paragraph "What we find is that Darwin's position is diametrically opposed to what Stein intimated.
As part of the pre-release marketing for the film, a web-based RSVP system page was publicized, offering free private film screenings. In advance of release, the film was shown at private screenings to various Christian conservative leaders, including American evangelical Christian author and psychologist James Dobson.
The young Earth creationist organization Answers in Genesis reported that its leader, Ken Ham , met Ben Stein beforehand to discuss promoting the film.
It requested supporters to ask local movie theater managers to show the film, and to encourage their church leadership to buy out a local theater to show the film to as many people from that church as possible.
Expelled was given pre-release screenings for Florida and Missouri legislators in support of Academic Freedom bills in those states.
Under the Florida sunshine law they had to watch the film without discussing the issue or arranging any future votes. Shortly before the film's general release, Walt Ruloff held a press conference at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.
Wise cited the film as one reason that he is sponsoring plans to introduce a bill requiring biology teachers to present the idea of intelligent design.
Expelled interviewee PZ Myers was turned away from a pre-release screening of the film by a hired security guard as Myers, fellow interviewee Richard Dawkins, and members of Myers' family waited together in line to enter the theater.
Myers said that he applied for tickets for himself and his guests on the website where the film's producers were offering free passes to the screening to the general public.
Dawkins and Myers' family were allowed to attend, but Myers and Dawkins both concluded Dawkins would have been turned away as well if those promoting the film had recognized who he was.
This rejection of one of the evolution supporters prominently featured in the film created a furor as critics and supporters volleyed conflicting accounts of the incident.
Myers wrote, "I went to attend a screening of the creationist propaganda movie, Expelled, a few minutes ago. Well, I tried … but I was Expelled!
Dawkins charged "P. If anyone had a right to see the film, it was him. Walt Ruloff countered that they were using the screenings to stimulate favorable publicity for the film,  and Mark Mathis confirmed that he ordered Myers turned away.
Others, notable others, were permitted to see the film. At a private screening it's my call. Critics of the film publicly ridiculed Myers' ejection as a public relations blunder.
Eugenie Scott, who also appeared in the film, was quoted to say she and fellow supporters of evolution were enjoying "a horselaugh" over the episode.
They've shown themselves to be completely dishonest and that they're trying to hide the truth about their movie, which is to my advantage.
And they've shown themselves to be such flaming idiots. The promotion of Expelled was primarily managed by Motive Entertainment, an agency that promoted the blockbuster film The Passion of the Christ , with another three public relations firms also hired.
Organizations affiliated with the Discovery Institute helped publicize the film. In his interview with political commentator Bill O'Reilly , O'Reilly characterized intelligent design as the idea that "a deity created life", and Stein responded that "There's no doubt about it.
We have lots and lots of evidence of it in the movie. Stein and the producers hosted a telephone press conference facilitated by Motive Entertainment's representative Paul Lauer.
Participating journalists were required to submit their questions in advance for screening and just two questions posed by members of the press were answered.
One of the journalists participating, Dan Whipple of the Colorado Confidential , contrasted the carefully staged and stringently controlled press conference with Ruloff's statement that "What we're really asking for is freedom of speech, and allowing science, and students, people in applied or theoretical research to have the freedom to go where they need to go and ask the questions".
He called it "hypocritical in its supposed defense of 'freedom of expression. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed was not screened in advance for film critics ,  and when the film was released, it received negative reviews.
The website's critical consensus reads "Full of patronizing, poorly structured arguments, Expelled is a cynical political stunt in the guise of a documentary".
The film's extensive use of Michael Moore -style devices was commented upon,  but the film was mainly characterized as boring, exaggerated, and unconvincing.
This film is cheerfully ignorant, manipulative, slanted, cherry-picks quotations, draws unwarranted conclusions, makes outrageous juxtapositions Soviet marching troops representing opponents of ID , pussy-foots around religion not a single identified believer among the ID people , segues between quotes that are not about the same thing, tells bald-faced lies, and makes a completely baseless association between freedom of speech and freedom to teach religion in a university class that is not about religion.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS issued a statement to say it was "especially disappointed to learn that the producers of an intelligent design propaganda movie called Expelled are inappropriately pitting science against religion".
Response to the film from conservative Christian groups was generally positive, praising the film for its humor and for focusing on what they perceive as a serious issue.
The film has been used in private screenings to legislators as part of the Discovery Institute intelligent design campaign for so-called Academic Freedom bills.
On May 31, , the company filed a motion, declaring its desire to sell all properties and rights related to the film at auction pursuant to the bankruptcy proceeding.
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