Friday, August 1, 2008

Moron of the Month - Ben Stein

Actor, TV presenter and presidential speech writer Ben Stein weighed in on the creationism vs. evolution debate with his ironically-titled "documentary" Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. The film received a slew of negative reviews, bombed at the box office, and has been thoroughly debunked. This short video by Thunderf00t is a pretty clear demonstration of Stein's complete lack of authority on the subject of evolution:

The following exchange between Stein and christian television mogul Paul Crouch also shows the remarkable extent of his bias against all things scientific:

Stein: When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. 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 … that was horrifying beyond words, and that’s where science — in my opinion, this is just an opinion — that’s where science leads you.

Crouch: That’s right.

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

Crouch: Good word, good word.


Joshua Stein said...

Yeah, because all scientists do is kill people!

It's not like they cure diseases and fix energy and hunger crises...

This Nazis=scientists equivalent is dead now. Thank Athe.

David said...

Yep, and NOBODY has ever been killed by the hand of religious freaks, right?

Anonymous said...

What scares me is a significant number of MD's believe this creationist crap. I don't want anyone as incapable of basic reasoning making decisions about my health.