Bill & Ben, Ignorance Overload

1) “Darwinism” – not Evolution, because you can point out problems with Darwin’s original ideas
2) “coming from apes and monkeys” – If only that were true since Clyde from those “Any Which Way…” Eastwood movies had more personality than Ben. Perhaps if Ben’s relatives were orangutuans this would have been more fun to watch
3) “lightning hitting a mud puddle” – priceless
3) “It was brilliant for the 19th century but this is the 21st century” – yeah, so the logical thing then is to go back to about 2200 BC for a better “theory”?
4) “It’s a 1st amendment issue” – no it’s a science issue and you’re not talking science you’re talking religion you ass
5) “There are gaps” – and where you find gaps you must plug them with god or else what little ignorance we have left will leak out.
6) “atheists” – because let’s face it, we KNOW who is behind this conspiracy to silence “real” science
7) “freedom of inquiry” – oh is that what we’re calling bullshit these days?
8) “Einstein believed in a god” – well not YOUR god Ben, but Spinoza’s
9) “why can’t you believe in god in science?” – no one says you can’t, Ben.
10) “maybe we’re stupid” – too easy
11) “persecuted” – the christian stand by
12) (mockingly) “oh separation of church and state” – oh damn those liberal Founding Fathers
13) “Beuller, Beuller” – now you’re talking

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17 Responses to “Bill & Ben, Ignorance Overload”

  1. Wow! I had no idea Ben Stein was so intellectually retarded when it comes to religion. The poor guy must have a difficult time getting his intellect and superstition to jive.

    I have just lost all respect for the guy.

  2. ACA has been covering Ben’s Expelled movie for a while now.

    It does amaze me how he can be on the ball on economics but then he gets to evolutions and loses his mind. There’s that magic of religious compartmentalization of the mind. Bill, on the other hand, has no mind.

  3. Ben Stein is a fucken moron! In my opinion!

  4. Obviously, you have not been following the prestigious papers being published by the Discovery Institute. They have even created their own peer-reviewed publication for Intetlligent Design papers. You must . . .

    Sorry, if I make my mind work that way for too long I lose consciousness.

  5. I think it’s hysterical that they’re passing off their own peer reviewed shit. They’re also trying to get their graduates accredited but I think Texas won’t grant what they want. They want their degrees to be science degrees, but what they’ll get is more like a theology or liberal arts degree accreditation. The plan is to get their minions into schools as science teachers. No degree, no public school jobs, but I hear they’re swelling the ranks of private schools.

  6. Hard to say who’s the bigger asshat: O’Reilly or Stein. But I think we’re spinning our wheels if we think we’re ever gonna get any rationality — or honesty — from the No-Spin Zone.

    The bottom line is that idiots are being discriminated against when they apply for teaching jobs. So are chimpanzees, parrots, and kids in kindergarten. No university would hire any of them either.

    Of course, Stein is full of shit when he claims that there’s a violation of the First Amendment. He can get away with that because the people who watch O’Reilly wouldn’t know the Constitution from a finger-painting. Creationists are free to spout whatever nonsense they want to. They’re just not free to demand jobs in science education while doing so.

  7. I know it’s crazy, but it’s important to hear what they say. I think that’s why they’ve been so successful in certain areas and able to maintain this fight. They say the most absurd things that it takes a moment to process and react. You pause and ask yourself, “did he just say…?”. In that pause, they move. In boxing it’s like a successful jab to the shnoz. Ever just brush your nose a little rough and start to tear? Well getting hit in the nose, especially if you’re not used to it, will stop you for a moment. That’s when you get knocked out by the followup. If you’re used to getting hit, no problem, you react and defend. Same with these outrageous statements and why I occasionally go through theist arguments here. If you’re used to it, you won’t have a moment of pause and you’ll respond quickly and correctly instead of being a deer in the headlights.

    Now certainly if you never question this shit, it might actually make sense. Hmm, yeah, those scientists are inhibiting free speech. That’s another reason for being a vocal skeptic. Now if only there was a way to interrupt Fox News occasionally with rational interjections…

  8. The not so ordinary Ordinary Girl pointed this fun clip out.

    Anytime I can piss you off, Philly, I feel like I’m doing my job. ;)

  9. OG

    Well, you made him say it.

    8) “Einstein believed in a god” – well not YOUR god Ben, but Spinoza’s

    Proof that monotheism is bullshit.

    They have even created their own peer-reviewed publication for Intelligent Design papers.

    Define peer. Are rocks their peers?

  10. I guess in their world, rocks beat papers?

  11. Now if only there was a way to interrupt Fox News occasionally with rational interjections…

    We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this special report from reality.

    They have even created their own peer-reviewed publication for Intelligent Design papers.

    The problem with “peer” review is that different people have different peers. Scientists’ peers are other scientists. IDers’ peers are people like Ben Stein and John O’Reilly. And rocks. And mud puddles, in or out of lightning storms.

  12. Or they pull tricks like this where they get some uber smarty to support them only his uber smartness isn’t in biology, or you lure some actual bio-smarty like Behe. The Behes are harder to come by but there are some floating around out there.

    Whatever. It is a free country and contrary to these boob’s opinions, they and their buddies can put forth their nonsense. They’re free to do so as we are free to ask for evidence to support the claims and when they don’t present evidence we are free to laugh and they are free to cry persecution and so on and so on.

  13. we are free to laugh

    I completely agree with that one.

  14. Oh. My. God. Which one is dumb and which is dumber?

    Come on, Philly! What did we ever do to you to deserve being treated to such a heaping helping of bullshit?

    Oh, well. Since I don’t have the energy to yell at my monitor, I’ll just wish all of you a Happy Valentines’ Day and join in as you laugh your asses off at these nitwits.

  15. Philly said: I know it’s crazy, but it’s important to hear what they say

    I know it is – but I hate the part where I puke my guts out. Don’t worry, I blame OG for that. I didn’t bother watching it again.

    Human beings are endlessly fascinating…

  16. The Discovery Institute are the idiots that pull funding from scientists that do not believe in intelligent design…. Who designed the designer.. Oops Houston we gotta problem, we just went into the realm of the paranormal.. NOT SCIENCE!

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