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Ben Stein on evolution

Filed By Ed Team | May 02, 2008 7:45 AM | comments

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"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.

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

--Actor Ben Stein on evolution

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Karen Collett | May 2, 2008 9:54 AM

As an FYI, Expelled Exposed provides a lot of good arguments that Expelled is "anti-science propaganda".

I keep hoping that Ben Stein is doing some grand Stephen Colbert-style parody of the religious right, and at some point in the future he will descend into saying such blatantly ridiculous and outrageous things that everyone will catch on and have a good laugh. Comments like this help support my theory.

LOL, Jere.

I always thought Ben Stein was one of those hyper-militarist, big money Republicans, not a crazy theocrat. Guess I was wrong!

Marla R. Stevens Marla R. Stevens | May 2, 2008 2:54 PM

Could still be a hyper-militarist, big money non-whacked-out, non-theocrat Republican who's run the balance sheet on films heavily marketed to the crazy theocrat/Evangelical set ...

... wouldn't be the first to capitalize on them, either.