The IDiots behind the “Expelled” movie manage to screw up again.

You may recall a week or so ago an entry here by R.D. Newman about how Professor PZ Myers was expelled from a screening of the Intelligent Design propaganda film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. It was particularly amusing because they apparently didn’t realize one of PZ’s guests, all of whom made it into the movie, was Richard Dawkins. Well this caused quite a bit of a stir and the cancellation of a few screenings as the producers tried to figure out how they could spin the fiasco to their advantage. They put out a lame press release that didn’t convince anyone and then decided they would hold a conference call and invite a bunch of journalists and bloggers.

Now for a group that keeps harping on the idea of free speech being denied to ID believing scientists you have to wonder why they go to such great lengths to control who has the freedom to ask questions at their events. The conference call, for example, only allowed questions to be submitted via email as all of the lines the journalists/bloggers were on were muted. This means that the producers of the film could happily ignore any emailed questions they didn’t feel like answering. However at least one line into the conference was two-way and the producers were stupid enough to mention this fact—along with the code for the unmuted line—about an hour before the press conference was due to begin on the very line that the journalist/bloggers were going to be listening in on. They assumed that there wasn’t anyone on the conference line that early before the start time, but there was:

However, I dialed in a few minutes early, and got to listen to a tiresome five minutes of Leslie and Paul chatting away, during which time they mentioned the secret code (DUNH DUNH DUNNNNH!) for the two way calls. I know. Sloppy, unprofessional, and stupid, but that’s the way they work.

So … I redialed. (DUNH DUNH DUNNNNH!)

Then I listened along quietly until I could take no more.

Yes, PZ managed to crash their party once again. Better yet, the girls over at Skepchicks recorded the whole thing. Again PZ shows the IDiots just how stupid they are. Can’t wait for the next lame press release from the folks at Expelled explaining how they knew PZ was on the two-way line all along and blah blah blah.

10 thoughts on “The IDiots behind the “Expelled” movie manage to screw up again.

  1. Somehow I’m not surprised.  The depressing thing is that it probably won’t make much difference: as they say, sling some mud, and some of it is bound to stick, even if the mud is imaginary.  The fact that the Discovery Institute exists to milk cash from rubes, ID is a joke, and the world will not descend into a Nazi hell if Darwinists have their way, simply cannot make headway against belief in the Bible.

  2. heehaw its like when professor Steen Rasmussen came over our university to give a lecture about protocell and abiogenesis but he couldn’t help but to introduce his new coming soon book cilium or silly-ium (there is no book he was joking) and of course it was an open invitation and the next day a church holed a lecture called “proving cilium or silly-ness is silly scientficly” and they didn’t let neither steen nor other 3 students (me included)
    These things happen every where but the us is lucky enough to have a good media that rarely misses any thing
    Any way I never liked steen because he thinks that the bloody biologists are going to be the first to make the perfect human but what they are ignoring that until biologists fully understand every single genes job in the human genome and how to modify it to the better , we (computer engineers) would be finishing our robotic master piece that has 1 major advantage they cant get any where in the near future eternity and we are as close to artificial self awareness as they are close to photocell and abiogenesis , our models doesn’t need nature selection and random mutation to evolve because they will have a directed mutation after running a simulation of the entity in nature in various possibilities and if passed the program is evolved
    No pathetic life span or food chain, only pure energy from the sun directly would do (future prediction)
    the future is made of wires and not veins don’t you think?
    Any way we all love science so every one does what they want to do and the best method will prevail
    Remember hey are decoding a language of 4 characters while we are encoding a language of 2
    ohh shit I got off the topic ……sorry

  3. heehaw its like when professor Steen Rasmussen came over our university to give a lecture about protocell and abiogenesis but he couldn’t help but to introduce his new coming soon book cilium or silly-ium (there is no book he was joking) and of course it was an open invitation and the next day a church holed a lecture called “proving cilium or silly-ness is silly scientficly” and they didn’t let neither steen nor other 3 students (me included)
    These things happen every where but the us is lucky enough to have a good media that rarely misses any thing
    Any way I never liked steen because he thinks that the bloody biologists are going to be the first to make the perfect human but what they are ignoring that until biologists fully understand every single genes job in the human genome and how to modify it to the better , we (computer engineers) would be finishing our robotic master piece that has 1 major advantage they cant get any where in the near future eternity and we are as close to artificial self awareness as they are close to photocell and abiogenesis , our models doesn’t need nature selection and random mutation to evolve because they will have a directed mutation after running a simulation of the entity in nature in various possibilities and if passed the program is evolved
    No pathetic life span or food chain, only pure energy from the sun directly would do (future prediction)
    the future is made of wires and not veins don’t you think?

    Wow! I thought I had a problem with run-on sentences!

  4. lol sorry , I just get pissed when some one compare the pathetic flawed living organisms to the real up coming greatness of the robotics
    when you look at robots like honda asimo or rubot or dash-herv and then look at programs like auto debugger bot or e-evolution 3.0 or just take a dame min to think of the how many operations can your computer processor do.
    then shift bag to you dog or your brother or the best genetics could do seedless pepers and gaint tomatoes
    biologists will be out of business in several hundreds of years

  5. what does being a jew has to do with stupidity , i mean i despite all organized religions but why a jew has to be stupid , there are smart Christians, Jews , Hindus and Muslims.

  6. m.wael alkel: Moloch is the resident Nazi here.  I’m sure you’re not racially pure enough to meet his approval, so you can just ignore him.

  7. I don’t know if anyone here knows, but they have screwed up proper. Not just looking stupid in front of any one who isn’t blinded by their bullshit, but something that is going to cost them.

    They used a clip of ‘Imagine’ in the soundtrack. Yoko is sueing.

    Better start passing the hat round guys. 

    I actually got this from their God forsaken (and I mean that in every way you can read that as a Eng Lit student) site, where they are whining fair use.  Looks like they didn’t get decent legal advice.

    (PS Zilch- what is it with Austrians and Cellars- Its not the first time is it?)

  8. If you want to see the credulity of people, go to the Myspace page and read the comments. Nothing but “Thanks for spreading the truth!”

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