The difference between “world view” and “real world”

Two news stories. The first is from May 6, 2008:

‘Expelled’ Filmmakers Claim ‘Over the Top’ Success

“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” the pro-intelligent design documentary featuring actor Ben Stein, made history this weekend as it skyrocketed into place as the 13th highest grossing documentary film of all time. Since its release on April 18, the film has earned an astounding $6.6 million while only in its 3rd week in the box office…

Even as the film continues to rake in record profits and defies expectations, however, producers of the film argue that those opposed to the film and its message continue to paint the film as a flop, unfairly comparing its performance to that of the high grossing documentaries by liberal filmmaker Michael Moore.

Source: The Christian Post

Now the second story, from June 21, 2011:

Bidding Begins for Ben Stein’s Intelligent Design Documentary

The rights to Ben Stein’s “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” a documentary that explores the academic discrimination against supporters of intelligent design, will be auctioned off in an online bidding that starts June 21…

Film producer Premise Media Distribution LP filed for a motion to sell the rights of the documentary last month. The motion comes after the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in December 2009.

Source: The Christian Post

A huge success according to their worldview, a bankrupting flop according to the real world. What more needs to be said?

4 Responses to “The difference between “world view” and “real world””

  1. Deacon Duncan Says:

    Postscript: The bidding currently stands at $345 (as of 6am June 23rd).

  2. Deacon Duncan Says:

    That would be pretty awesome. If you click the pandasthumb.org link, there’s a donate button (hint hint).

    I’d like to make a movie documenting how they made the documentary. Could be quite a bit more worthwhile than the original. (Yeah, I know, mucking out an old barn could be more worthwhile too.)

  3. Deacon Duncan Says:

    Just to round out this thread, some anonymous buyer purchased the rights for $201,000, too rich for Panda’s blood, so they refunded all their donations. Gotta wonder who the buyer was, though. Ben Stein maybe?


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