… and for people like him who try to use quantum physics and cosmology to argue for the existence of god.
Actually I would have preferred that the wording “Just because you’re not smart enough to …” be replaced by “Just because you don’t know enough physics to …”, because that would convey the same point without sounding arrogant or condescending.
Neil deGrasse Tyson elaborates nicely on this point in response to Bill O’Reilly’s risible argument that without god we cannot explain why the tides go in and out.
(Poster and video clip via The Godless Heathen.)
Stephen Colbert also had a couple of hilarious segments on this last year.
The second clip begins at the 2:30 mark.
(The first Colbert clip appeared on January 6, 2011 and the second clip on February 3, 2011. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)