Friday, May 30, 2008

Ben Stein gets an F.

It is a behavior we see rather often, usually in the context of the faux "debate" over anthropogenic global warming, and we ought start condemning it loudly until it is universally considered shameful: people who refuse to learn even the basics of a scientific theory not only feel entitled to have an opinion on it (as if that isn't bad enough!) but also to express that opinion publicly as though it is of equal merit, and to slander, implicitly or explicitly, the experts.

Ben Stein and his writing and production team didn't bother to learn what every high-school graduate should know about the modern theory of evolution, rendering an already poorly-produced film not only wrong, but bad. My review of their film Expelled is now (belatedly) posted on