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Bozell on Expelled: "I went into the screening bored. I came out of it stunned."

Brent Bozell III's column at Townhall says he was invited to preview Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, the Ben Stein film that screens for the public at a reported 1000 theaters this weekend. "I went into the screening bored," he writes. "I came out of it stunned."

This makes a point that needs underscoring. Anybody who is bothered by the malign conformity of contemporary politics and culture in academia and the media should be paying attention to the evolution debate. It isn't marginal. It's central. The refusal to allow debate and the reckless determination to punish dissent aren't limited to the sciences, but they are crucially present there. Materialist science is being allowed to define all reality far too often and, as Stein shows brilliantly, it is hypocritical in its standards. Darwinist spinmeisters make mere politicians look amateur. And they have imperial ambitions to shape the culture of public life altogether.