Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ben Stein Is an IDiot

I know, I know, ... I'm not telling you something you don't already know. Ben Stein's role in Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is more than sufficient to demonstrate that, indeed, intelligence is not permitted in that movie.

In case you didn't know how stupid Stein really is, there's even more proof in his various interviews. John Derbyshire has just posted an excerpt from an interview with Paul Crouch Jr. on the Trinity Broadcasting Network [see Science Equals Murder]. Stein's views need to be widely known. Here's what he said ...
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.

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.
Like the man says, when you're an IDiot, there's no intelligence allowed.


  1. Jeebus on a jet ski. That boy is dumber than the typical animal rights activist. As a certified scientist I hereby revoke Ben Stein's access to antibiotics, electrical power, synthetic fabrics, food that is the product of the green revolution, airplanes, and the polio vaccine. He can keep the hair transplant, though.

  2. He can keep the hair transplant, though.

    Cosmetic surgery is an art, not a science. :D

  3. Ben Stein is a contemptible goofball. IF ID advocates claim their theory is based on science, they should denounce Stein's anti-science blathering.

  4. IF ID advocates claim their theory is based on science, they should denounce Stein's anti-science blathering.

    Hmmm. Let's see what the Discovery Institute has to say about this.

    You don't think that maybe the DI is actually a political organization after all, do you, and that their talk of ID being science is in fact a load of cynical old rubbish?

  5. So, we love a god that sends most people to hell, which is a little worse than getting gassed in showers.

    Mr. Deity explains in episode 7.

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  7. Ben Stein apparently eschews all medical care, and ignores nutritional information? -- those are "awful" scientific things, too.

    Stein is either parodying a delusional far right-winger or he is truly an idiot... and frankly, 'george smiley''s equating of Stein with animal rights activists is every bit as ignorant as Stein.