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This just in: John Lennon doubted common descent of man and apes – so why was Yoko Ono suing Expelled?

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John Lennon (1940-1980) dismissed common ancestry/Roy Kerwood

From John Nolte at Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Hollywood,” we learn John Lennon’s take on evolutionary theory. “More on John Lennon’s Move Away from ‘Imagine’: Evolution is ‘Absolute Garbage’:

Even more shocking to the idea of Lennon as a secular leftist, or a deep thinker, the man rejected evolution. “Nor do I think we came from monkeys, by the way,” he insisted. “That’s another piece of garbage. What the hell’s it based on? We couldn’t’ve come from anything—fish, maybe, but not monkeys. I don’t believe in the evolution of fish to monkeys to men. Why aren’t monkeys changing into men now? It’s absolute garbage.”

Nolte is referring to Jordan Michael Smith’s article, “Stop Imagining,” kicking around since last December in American Conservative.

So why did his widow sue Expelled’s producers? (In the end, the court required her to Imagine fair use.)

Possible answer:

Walt Ruloff,who has just won the bankruptcy auction for Expelled, which he and others bankrolled, told Uncommon Descent (4 December 2008):

Walt Ruloff

The biggest thing that hurt us was when Yoko Ono sued us. The film was released Friday, and we were sued Monday.It really caused a lot of problems for us, to support the movie in the theatres. Her object was to get it out of the theatres. I think it was ideological. She was approached by people from about ten Darwinist organizations.



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Lennon's widow sued Expelled/ Capolla

Had she forgotten her husband’s real, final views? Clearly, she wasn’t representing his legacy. Did she have something to fear?

Okay, all together now: Imagine no ‘volution. It’s easy if you try! Yoko? YO-ko? You’re not singing. You look tired … is there something we …

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I heard that John Lennon became a conservative. Mung
John Lennon doubting evolution?!?,,, That's old news, check out these lyrics from the song 'Revolution',, 'You tell me that it's evolution Well you know We all want to change the world But when you talk about destruction Don't you know you can count me out' The Beatles - Revolution (Live) - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imb4tYOk8GE bornagain77
OT News; this may be of interest to you, Fazale Rana, a former atheist, and current member of Reasons To Believe ministry, has a interesting interview up on the 'Ask The Experts' page at CBN, http://www.cbn.com/special/apologetics/experts/fuz-rana.aspx bornagain77
"What the hell's it based on?" As near as I can tell, Mr. Lennon, a lot of wishful thinking and very little actual evidence. Barb

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