April 2nd, 2021

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Ben Stein's documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. As an intellectual statement — which is in part in favor of intelligent design, but in a much larger part against the dominant and gatekeeping position of the evolutionary theory in biology — it is worse than mediocre. It is also very manipulative. However, it does capture the primarily ideological nature of the confrontation, and lists several examples of cancellation before cancel culture became cool.

Amusingly, at around 15:40 he says, "on the other hand we don't want our kids being taught that the earth is flat or that the holocaust never happened". So there are some sacred cows for him after all.