Commentary on the so-called Creation/Evolution/Intelligent Design Debate and Right-Wing nuttery in general - and please ignore the typos (I make lots!)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ben Stein is a degenerate moron

In my opinion, of course.

Stein, whose claim to fame is being the boring guy who said, "Bueller... Bueller" in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and, of course, beinga speechwriter for Richard Nixon, had the following to say about scientists on some silly religious program, in an interview with televangelist Paul Crouch:

Stein: When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. Myers
[i.e. biologist P.Z. 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.

That’s right.

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

Crouch: Good word, good word.

Ben Stein, you are an idiot.

1 comment:

mightyscotchpine said...

I saw that silliness too. I posted a comment on his site, pointing out that espousing evolution requires recognition of a common ancestry, while the Nazis created and propagated an elaborate Atlantean-Aryan evolution myth in their attempt to distance and dehumanize the so-called inferior races.

I got no response from Ben. Shocking, I know.