Apr 25 2008

The latest brilliant observation from Ben Stein and Dan Marvin

You learn something every day if you pay attention to the courageous freedom fighters for creationism. For instance, did you know the reason people pursue higher education and become teachers and academicians? It’s because they’re frightened people. Really, it’s true! Okay…it’s not really true. But Ben Stein says it, and it flatters creationists’ sense of victimhood and anti-intellectual smugness, so that makes it better than true. Because it doesn’t matter if something’s really true or not. If the creationists want it to be true badly enough, then it will be, and wanting things is so much easier than actually doing the hard work to earn them. For one thing, if you actually do hard work, you might find out what you want to be true isn’t really true after all. And that would be bad. So don’t waste your life actually learning things. Just believe, and leave the hard work to those pitiful academics. After all, they’re frightened people.


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    Atheist in a mini van.

    Kind of ironic coming from a guy who has a law degree and used to teach at some of those ivory towered institutions, huh?

  2. 2

    This is relevant to your recent glut of posts on “Expelled”, thought you might be interested in it.

  3. 3

    Gah – the stupid – it burns!Thanks Rho, now I do need Stein and his evil-scientist-created visine.

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    Don Baker

    Can you say “projection”?I knew you could!

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