March 28th, 2008 12:37 EST
Internet Humming with 'Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed'
Los Angeles, CA -- According to Technoranati`s BlogPulse which surveys the hottest topics and sites in the world of blogs, a site featuring Ben Stein`s controversial new film Expelled is the #1 blog on the net.
The web traffic spiked when P.Z. Meyers, a biology professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris, attempted to sneak into a private, invitation-only screening of Ben Stein`s highly controversial upcoming movie, EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed (www.expelledthemovie.com). But Myers, who is an outspoken atheist and author of the science blog "Pharyngula" got caught and has used his blog to bitterly complain about not being allowed to see the film before its release.
Myers, who was interviewed in Expelled, has apparently been asking supporters to sneak into the private screenings which are being conducted by marketing company Motive Entertainment (www.motivemarketing.biz; which handled grassroots marketing for blockbusters The Passion of the Christ and Chronicles of Narnia) for various leaders as part of the grass roots marketing of the film.
When confronted at the screening by Myers` friend Richard Dawkins, a prominent atheist who is himself featured in the film, as to why Myers was "expelled" from the screening, producer Mark Mathis replied that the producers were eager for Myers to screen the film but only after he had paid $10 to watch it with the rest of America after it releases on April 18th.
Mathis saw rich irony in Myers` discontent with being "expelled" from Expelled:
"It was amazing to see the reaction of Myers, Richard Dawkins and their friends when one of them wasn`t allowed to screen a film. Yet these men applaud the fact that throughout the nation, professors are fired from their jobs and permanently excluded from their profession for questioning Darwinism."
"We can`t wait for all Americans, including our friend P.Z. Myers, to see the film when it opens on April 18th," noted executive producer Logan Craft of Premise Media. "We`ll even throw in some free popcorn for P.Z. if he`ll tell us which theater he`ll be attending."
"I hope PZ`s experience has helped him see the light. He`s distraught because he could not see a movie," noted Mathis. "What if he wasn`t allowed to teach on a college campus or was denied tenure? Maybe he`ll think twice before he starts demanding more professors be blacklisted and expelled simply because they question the adequacy of Darwin`s theory."
Ben Stein`s Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed opens nationwide on April 18th. Learn more at www.ExpelledTheMovie.com and www.GetExpelled.com.
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