Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The stupid! It burns!!

Evil Incarnate Ben Stein was interviewed...this means that he invariably said some incredibly stupid and offensive things. Let's have a look, shall we? (the following are all quotes from Stein)

"...the evidence does not take you to Darwinism about, uh, about, uh, as to the foundations of life. Darwin just had nothing to say about that. The evidence doesn’t take you to Darwinism about astronomy or about the laws of physics or of thermodynamics."

This is like beating a dead horse, but it's just so wrong that I can't stop whining every time someone is this dumb. First: "Darwinism about?" That doesn't even mean anything, demonstrating yet again that Stein has absolutely no clue what he's talking about. Also, evolution (I assume that's what he means by "Darwinism," though that's hardly an appropriate name for the theory anymore), of course, has nothing at all to do with astronomy or the laws of physics. Perhaps he should next make a documentary about how "Big String Theory" is expelling any scientist who dares to suggest that the laws of physics were actually put in place by an intelligent designer.

"When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. [PZ] Myers, talking about how great scientists were, I was thinking to myself the last time any of my relatives saw scientists telling them what to do they were telling them to go to the showers to get gassed."

This is just way too out there. How can any sane person say that? I'll just refer you to PZ since he's the one who was of talking about science?

"Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people."

Compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and fanaticism and dogma leads you to killing people.

There, I fixed it.

1 comment:

Christopher said...

I never cease to be astounded by the idea that scientists must be "threatened" by Ben Stein and Expelled because of the vehemence of their criticism. First of all, I understand why scientists are threatened by ignorance--and by efforts to raise ignorance to a virtue. And secondly, have you ever noticed how "threatened" some religious people are by evolution? Kinda says something, doesn't it, that scientists are threatened by ignorance while some religious people feel so "threatened" by the facts?