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ID film boosts legislative efforts

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Intelligent Design Film Boosts Academic Freedom Bills, Advocates Say
By Kevin Mooney
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
May 29, 2008

(CNSNews.com) – A documentary released earlier this year may be partly responsible for “academic freedom bills” now advancing at the state level. Those bills are intended to strengthen the free speech rights of those who seek to examine the full range of views on evolutionary theory.

The film “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” suggests that biologists, chemists, and astronomers have been censored, denied tenure, and even fired in some cases after raising questions about Charles Darwin’s 150-year-old theory that life results from random mutations and natural selection.

The film has prompted some states to consider legislation that would insulate teachers and students who believe there is evidence of “design” in nature, Walt Ruloff, a co-producer for the film, told Cybercast News Service.

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