I found this doc**entary a bit hard to stay awake during, but perhaps I might blame headache medicine I had just taken for a bad sinus headache. It isn\\\'t a \\\"riveting, action filled thriller\\\" for sure - mainly a series of interviews with people who claimed they lost their jobs in teaching or in science after they dared to mention \\\"Intelligent Design\\\" in published works. I found the linkage between Darwinism and the rise of the Nazi regime interesting and somewhat believeable in that one might see some linkage with Hitler\\\'s attempt at \\\"purifying the race\\\" and also with America\\\'s experiences with Eugenics.
I agreed wholeheartedly that it would be a huge mistake to just censure and drum out scientists who choose to include some intelligent design into our origin. Interestingly, Dawkins himself let slip at one point that perhaps there could have been some \\\"intelligent design\\\" in the very beginning of the Universe.
Ben Stein cleverly used images of the Berlin Wall to represent the wall thrown up between the secular scientific \\\"purists\\\" and those who might be scientists but also want to keep an open mind as to the part some intelligent designer may have played in creation.
The movie will not change the minds of anyone deadset already against God, creation, or intelligent design but it does establish some strong arguments showing how scientist today are being totally block headed and blind to considering anything but pure evolution and some theory that one celled creatures just happened to pop up out of mud or some sort of explanation. Given the complexity of the Earth and life and the variety of life and the miracles that surround us we scarcely understand, I find it incredible anyone could doubt that life is just too much a miracle to have \\\"Just Happened\\\".