Poor John. It’s hard being a conservative in these troubled times.
In an interview with the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Ben Stein said the following amazing thing in an interview with Paul Crouch, Jr.
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.
And John Derbyshire suffers:
And there are NRO readers who are on board with this dreck? I need a drink.
We have drinks, John. Claim yourself a stool and name your poison.
You know, we don’t see eye-to-eye on demographics, among a number of other things, but I’d be pleased to pour for a man who can hold forth so passionately on science in one column, and quote Voltaire in response to Ben Stein’s dumbassitude in another. I think we have a basis for conversation here. And at least in my cantina, no one’s going to torment you by gushing over the wonders of Expelled.
It’s possible you’ll run into a few Mexicans, mind. But you might find the brown people aren’t as scary as you seem to think.
Hell, I’d imagine even the flaming liberals in this cantina are preferable to what you’ve endured of late, eh?
¡Viva pensamiento racional!