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Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed

broadcast April 2008 | comments (7)

Anticipating success with their feature film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Producers Mark Mathis, Logan Craft and Walt Ruloff have already leaked a teaser trailer for the film’s sequel. Their “teach the controversy” slogan seemed to work well in getting the general public to believe that Intelligent Design is a viable alternative scientific theory to Evolution, so the team has moved on to promoting other theories that they feel are being suppressed by the scientific community. Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed tells of how Sex Theory has thrived unchallenged in the ivory towers of academia, as the explanation for how new babies are created. Proponents of Stork Theory claim that “Big Sex” has been suppressing their claim that babies are delivered by storks. Furthermore, Stork Theory proponents warn of the serious moral dangers posed by teaching children that sex has a function. They point out that evil dictators such as Hitler, Stalin and Mao all believed in Sex Theory, and they may have even had sex themselves.

There is also a late-breaking new development in the controversy, a new theory called Avian Transportation Theory.

Unlike the original Stork Theory, the modern, sophisticated “Avian Transportation Theory” (ATT) merely points out that there are gaps in the orthodox Sex Theory, and that current sonogram imaging is unreliable. Moreover ATT does not specify that babies are necessarily brought by storks but by “large birds unspecified” (although many individual ATT theorists PRIVATELY believe it is a stork).

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7 Comments to “Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed”

  1. trainofthought Says:

    Bravo. Such a perfect analogy – I love it.

  2. Sexpelled! « Science Notes Says:

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  3. Al Says:

    I doubt that I would have thought of that comparison myself, but as I read it just now, I couldn’t help but think that there is no more apt an analogy for the creationism/intelligent design movement. Thank you, Mr. Shermer for this tidbit, I feel it may make my next debate on the subject somewhat more fruitful.

  4. ge Says:

    An unintended subliminal message in the title of expelled has kept my attention towards expecting anyone to mention it:

    Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

    It brings to my mind the [subliminal] feeling that you should not come and see the movie if you pretend to use your intelligence. Only the dumb are supposed (allowed) to see the film.

  5. Tom Willson Says:

    OK, folks, ease up. Ben Stein is many things: an actor, a comedian, a game show host and an economist. The one thing he is not is “an ignorant fool”. I have no idea what his personal beliefs are, but I doubt that he made this stupid film out of a deep personal need to spread the ID gospel. It was probably out of his deep need to upgrade his Malibu beach house. He’s an actor folks!! He reads lines and collects large checks. btw ad hominem attacks are not exactly in the grand tradition of scientific inquiry.

  6. Glenn Layne Says:

    This mindless parody shows me how much you guys are frightened by ID.

  7. Frightened by ID Says:

    I have an alternative model – “Unintelligent Design”

    Creationists are so profoundly unable to utilize logic and evidence, that their continuing ability to survive and reproduce must be the result of divine intervention.