PZ has a post up clarifying that the animation in EXPELLED is not Harvard/XVIVOs animation, 'Inner Life of a Cell.'
Hmm-- Now why would PZ, Dawkins, and dozens of EXPELLED viewers that have emailed me recently have been confused about the animation in EXPELLED and 'Inner Life of a Cell'?
September 17, 2007
William Dembski makes a presentation at the University of Oklahoma where he plagiarizes 'Inner Life of a Cell' to describe 'the cell as an automated city.'
November 20, 2007
After Dembski ignored Harvard/XVIVO for two months, I broke the story on my blog.
November 27, 2007
Dembski issues a stock standard notpology, but proclaims:I continue to this day to think that “The Inner Life of the Cell” is the best animation illustrating cellular activity. But there are other videos that make the same point. From now on, I will no longer use it and instead go back to using a clip from “Unlocking the Mystery of Life.”This wonderful completely original animation that is currently in EXPELLED appears not to exist, at this point.
December 9, 2007
A professor of theology in Dallas gets invited to a pre-screening of EXPELLED. He makes a note of the animation, and positively identifies it as 'Inner Life of a Cell' without being prompted. Expresses concern that the producers have not obtained the appropriate rights.
December 21, 2007
Dembski brags about his textbook 'Design of Life' being a 'companion text' to EXPELLED.
December 25, 2007
Peter Irons and Afarensis identify footprints in 'Design of Life' where screen-shots of 'Inner Life' were to appear.
January 11, 2008
We are informed that EXPELLED will not be ready for its scheduled February 12 release. Though all accounts of the film thus far describe it as cut/pastes of stock footage, one wonders what the hold up was...
EXPELLED confuses viewers into thinking the animation they are using is 'Inner Life of a Cell', featuring Dembski blithering about 'the cell as an automated city.'
Well I just cant figure out why PZ would have thought EXPELLEDs current animation is at all related to 'Inner Life'.