That is why there was Gould and his magic evolution.
I love Ben Stein.
I understand that Ben Stein is a smart man, and quite knowledgable about various subjects. I don’t know if he is qualified to debate Evolution, however.
I don't think its fair to the Darwinists to lump them all in with nut jobs like Dawkins.
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Darwinism helped them philosophically, just as the combustion engine helped them build tanks. It doesn't necessarily mean that Darwinism always supports evils such as Nazi eugenics. What it does is show that it lends itself to support such evil.
An objective philosopher or scientist should not object, unless they have some kind of unexamined emotional attachment to Darwinism...which it turns out many do, as is commonly manifest by them getting offended when this obvious connection is pointed out.
That's like saying Michael Moore takes on the reclusive heath care industry in "Sicko".
“Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? Bueller? Bueller? Burller?”
Bump to remind myself to go see it! Thanks for the heads up!
I’d take Ben Stein more seriously if he would send a contribution to Norm Coleman for US Senate - Minnesota. Instead he donated to Al Franken, just because Al is a show business friend.
Al Franken is the last person we Minnesotans want or need foisted upon us as our US Senator.
And yet Roger Moore, at least, is a big fan of Michael Moore.... Go figure.
The answer to that question is an unambiguous yes.
Or was it Hitler's Christianity?
Evolution is way more than an academic theory. It is a huge money-maker. Evolutionists have a huge enconomic stake in their theory, and will do just about anything to protect that money flow.
Evolution-related research rakes in billions of dollars every year from government and private sources. Those sources WANT evolution to be proven for a variety of personal desires... not reasons... just desires, some of those also being money-motivated.
If Intelligent Design was accepted by the academic world, all that money would stop flowing. All that research would be replaced with a simple statement: “Superior intelligence created it.”
As long as money rules this world, people are going to believe what makes money, period, end of story. Effort’s like Ben Stien’s “Expelled” will have no measurable impact.
The quoted statement above reveals another motivation behind evolution. Academia cannot bear the thought that they might not be the most superior intelligence around.
Academia is all about arrogance. Admitting there might be an intelligence superior to theirs is unthinkable. Admitting they might be wrong is unthinkable. Admitting they have been wrong for 150+ years is unthinkable.
Truth has no place in academia. Academia doesn’t care about truth, facts, and demonstrable reproducible science.
It’s all about arrogance with them. Their theories are right simply because THEY say those theories are right. They don’t need demonstrable reproducible scientific proof. Their collective belief in those theories should be enough for anyone, since they are the highest intelligence... in their minds.
“How DARE you question what WE say?!?!?!” is the only argument they can bring to the table.
That is why they won’t come to the table.
Jew Hate existed for centuries before Darwinism. Darwinists invented the term “Anti-Semitism” in order to give a “scientific” explanation for Jew Hate.
Is that supposed to be a good thing?