1. Holbach says

    When all is said and done, evaluated, refuted, and attempted again, it just pisses off these morons to no end that we will never let them get the upper hand against reason. This in itself is well worth the fight and struggle.

  2. Lee Brimmicombe-Wood says

    Sadly, no Hitler image to score a triple-Godwin. You’d think that the head of Darwin should at least be surrounded by swastikas or something.

  3. Lee Brimmicombe-Wood says

    Somehow, their obsession with nazis always seemed to border on envy.

    Such is the way with some authoritarians.

  4. Brownian says

    What’s ‘the context’ the quote was taken out of, PZ? That you said it while in the midst of one of your homosexuality-accepting, socialised medicine-worshiping, anthropogenic climate change-fearing liberal orgies?

    At least this poster accurately portrays the long, prehensile tongue with which Darwin, the greedy bastard, tried to capture two Carabus beetles and a Panagaeus cruxmajor, probably for some secret Satanic ritual.

  5. SteveM says

    What’s ‘the context’ the quote was taken out of, PZ?

    IIRC it was along the lines of “They could prove he was a baby raping cannibal and it still wouldn’t disprove evolution”. or something like that.

  6. Mrs Tilton says

    the quote from me is something I said…it’s just taken a teeny-tiny bit out of context

    Paging Captain Renault… Captain Louis Renault!

  7. says

    Honestly, it’s the chimp with the gun that seals it for me.

    I spent many an hour watching Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp, and I guess it’s finally caught up with me.

  8. michel says

    what happened to the ‘blogging on pseudo-scientific douche bags’ category to which the post with your quote belonged?

  9. Lee Brimmicombe-Wood says

    It’s the chimp in a dress that does it for me.

    Completely off-topic, I’m dead proud of my son at the moment. He’s barely three years old and already he can name most of his dinosaur toys. And not just the obvious ones such as the Tyrannosaur, the Stegosaurus and Triceratops, but also the Apatosaurus, Brachiosaur and Spinosaurus.

    We’ll make a palaeontologist of him yet.

  10. Qwerty says

    Oh, oh. Now, the IDiots and their minions will go around saying, “Darwin was a baby raping cannibalist!”

    And the attribution should read: PZ Myers, Atheist, Big Science!

  11. Caymen Paolo Diceda says

    Hilarious! That really sets the tone for a considered intellectual debate :-)

    I don’t remember seeing this approach in any of the scientific journals that I read … but I’ll have to introduce it.

  12. Lee Brimmicombe-Wood says

    PZ Myers, Atheist, Big Science!

    All bow down and acknowledge our secret science masters.

  13. Quiet_Desperation says

    Man I hate the phrase ‘Big Science’.

    Exactly. It should be Super Science. Go Team Venture!

  14. Escuerd says

    I’m glad to see this image finally getting some more attention. Ever since one of the commenters here posted it, I’ve thought it was one of the funniest things I had seen.

  15. Pierce R. Butler says

    The 150-year old theory is not the modern theory. I wish we could get that through their heads: they could prove that Darwin was a baby-raping cannibal, and it wouldn’t matter a whit to what we teach and study now.

  16. Lee Brimmicombe-Wood says

    I’ve missed you, Lee.

    Sorry, but I design computer games for a living and I have deadlines upon me. It tends to suck up all my spare bandwidth for months on end and so I, or at least my internet presence, must submerge.

  17. J Myers (no relation) says

    A commenter named ‘Citizen Z’ posted a link to that “ad” on one of the old Expelled threads here many months ago… I don’t know if he created it, but many were grateful that he shared it.

    I smell a Poe.

    That makes no sense in this context.

  18. LisaJ says

    Exactly. It should be Super Science. Go Team Venture!

    Ha, Team Venture! I love it. I’d be proud to be on that team.

  19. Janine, Queen of Assholes says

    DanN, the poster is not a Poe. It is a loving homage. And funny as hell.

  20. Evil Attorney says

    Just got this email. Looks like the letter writing worked.

    The University of Vermont

    Office of the President
    February 2, 2009

    From: Daniel Mark Fogel, President

    To: UVM Community

    Re: Commencement Speaker

    I am writing to inform you that Ben Stein, a renowned economist and public personality, has informed me of his decision to withdraw from our Commencement ceremonies in May.

    As you may know, Mr. Stein delivered an excellent Kalkin lecture on our campus last year, focused primarily on economic issues, to which our students responded warmly and enthusiastically. It was on the basis of that experience that I extended him an invitation to be our Commencement speaker.

    Mr. Stein has also expressed opinions on subjects unrelated to economics, most notably with respect to evolutionary theory, intelligent design, and the role of science in the Holocaust. Those views are highly controversial, to say the least. Following the announcement of Mr. Stein as Commencement speaker, profound concerns have been expressed to me by persons both internal and external to the University about his selection. Once I apprised Mr. Stein of these communications, he immediately and most graciously declined our Commencement invitation.

    We will identify another Commencement speaker in the weeks ahead. In the future, I plan to use a more consultative process to identify Commencement speakers who, as part of their involvement, receive honorary degrees from UVM as part of the ceremony.

    In retrospect, I am sorry that I did not anticipate the breadth and intensity of the concerns expressed in this instance. Although I am firm in my belief—profoundly held—that, as a university, UVM is and must remain a marketplace of ideas, I also recognize that Commencement should be a time when our community gathers inclusively, not divisively, in full celebration of the achievements of our graduates, of the families who join us to honor them, and of the institution itself and our academic values as a scholarly, scientific, and creative community.

    Daniel Mark Fogel, President
    University of Vermont
    85 So. Prospect St.
    Burlington, Vermont 05405

  21. Cactus Wren says

    I would just like to offer my thanks to the person who created this ad, for using the correct quote format (exclamation mark outside the quote marks).

  22. Stratonovich calculus says

    Mr. Stein delivered an excellent Kalkin lecture on our campus last year, focused primarily on economic issues

    The UVM School of Business Administration undermines faith in its judgment by praising Stein’s “financial acumen” in March 2008. From the Kalkin Lecture series:

    Ben Stein, a comedian of world-class wit — and financial acumen — Ben Stein is the nation’s self-styled “hope for the new millennium.”

  23. Kevin says

    There’s one mistake: atheist is capitalized. I’ve seen Christians before making a list that makes fun of atheism that shows a list of religions that are capitalized, shows atheism uncapitalized, then say something like “sorry, atheists. Maybe next year”.

  24. Max says

    Where can I get a copy of this?!
    Can you say, “going above above my couch in my rec-room”?!

  25. Lee Brimmicombe-Wood says

    I have mixed feelings about UVM. My one concern about the affair is the opportunity it affords the Stein to play the martyr. ‘Look, look, I’ve been expelled! Just like in my movie!’

    It does seem sometimes that even when we win, he wins.

  26. llewelly says

    There’s an error in the poster. It spells ‘atheist’ with the ‘e’ first. Christian nearly always spell it with the ‘i’ first, following the rule (i before e except after c) and forgetting that atheist is like neighbor.

  27. says

    How pulp comic of those Creationists! I almost like it…if it were a parody.

    Darwin sexualized? Nice lizard tongue. No wonder she looks ecstatic. ;)

  28. Citizen Z says

    Aw, shucks. Now I wish I had spent more than 15 minutes on it.

    Link to a larger version. Looking back through my files, I’ve got a slightly earlier, larger version minus some of the effects (like the coffee stain). I’ll see if I can recreate it, put it up somewhere.

  29. Citizen Z says

    Incidentally, the language in that poster was practically verbatim from the Expelled producers’ own comments on the film/evolution-creationism “controversy”. I just gave their statements the proper punctuation and placement. If you click through to the last link in the post above, you’ll see.

  30. Polyester Mather D. D. says

    Filmography ; Expelled The Sequel:

    Few suspect the fate befalling a baby faced Viennese choirboy lured to Victorian Manchester by the promise of a dishwashing job.

    There the cannibal bastard of the beetle-eating Sussex vampire and pigeon fancier known only as ‘Mister D’ devours young Schickelgruber, and using his passport, absconds to Germany to begin the political career dictated by his natural eloquence, but denied him at home by rumors of Mr. D.s alienation from the Church Of England. The rest is history-blood will tell.

    With a script meticulously fact-checked using both Wiki & Conservapedia, and a cast of bononbos , this cautionary tale of the dangers of natural selection was produced by the Berlinski- Hoenecher Siftung, shot on location in 1-D UfaVision ( special monocle required for viewing) , and retrieved from the Stasi archives with a grant from the Film Board of Labrador.

    Color , 106 minutes. Not rated