Darwin The Movie: So Much For Free America?
It's been over a year since the polemic on the Creation movie started, and it's finally being released next 22 in the US. The movie features Paul Bettany as Darwin and not only explores the scientist's ideas but also his life.
The trailer shows that the movie may be really good, but some seem to have found the movie too controversial. And why? Because in the 19th century, Darwin established a theory that all creatures evolve and adapt, which is the opposite of the creationist theory that holds that everything was created by God as it is, and will always remain the same.
The problem here is not that there are large groups of people, in the country which is the cultural-leader of the world, that believe in creationism, but that a movie about a scientist and his theory, important as it is, can face difficulties in distribution, just because there is a certain amount of people that don't believe it. Is America the land of freedom? Certainly not of total freedom of expression, as it's commonly known for.
For those of you who don't know about Darwin and his ground-breaking theories, visit the links below and peek over. Also visit the other sites to know more about Alfred Russel Wallace, who was another evolutionist, and about the movie.
I can't help but remember one of John Lennon's songs: "I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round... I'd really love to watch them roll!"