06 May, 2010

Has the Expelled website been expelled?

I'm sure you have all heard of the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. It's a propaganda piece featuring Ben Stein which attempts to link Darwin and evolutionary theory with the Holocaust and promote intelligent design as an alternative.

You can watch it here (active at time of writing).


Well, just after it was released, I used to visit the official Expelled website and interact with others on the comment section of the blog. I hadn't been there in a while so I thought I'd have a look and see what wacky stuff was going on there now.

Well, none, because it doesn't exist anymore.........have a look

Now the fact that it's disappeared is interesting as one of the claims by it's producers was that it would be so successful that it might well beat Michael Moore's Farenheit 911 in terms of opening figures:

Ruloff said the film could top the $23.9-million opening for Michael Moore's polemic against President Bush, "Fahrenheit 9/11," the best launch ever for a documentary.

It seems strange for the website of such an apparently popular and successful movie to just not exist anymore. It can't be due to the 'age' of the movie as it was only made in 2008, and yet the websites for Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine (2002), Farenheit 911 (2004) and Sicko (2007) are all still active.

Nope, this is just a sign of how little interest people had in this complete flop. For more info on the movie and an exposure of the dishonesty of the people behind it, see here.