Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lying Liars: Ben Stein

Ben Stein lies about Richard Sternberg, one of the "victims of Darwinists" portrayed in the "hack-flick" Expelled. And Ed Brayton of Dispatches catches him doing it. Wanna know who else caught Stein lying? The Smithsonian Institution. Says who? The Smithsonian Institution, in a letter to the editors of Newsweek. (See For The Record, the last letter on the page).

One question:

If you made a movie aimed at showing that ID scientists/thinkers are victims of persecution by the "Darwinian establishment" wouldn't you want to make damn sure that the cases you present of alleged persecution stand up to scrutiny?
(Answer: not if your movie is about intelligent design, because you rely on the fact that the crowd you preach to is already predisposed to believe any horrible things you tell them about "Darwinists" without actually taking the time to check them. Let's be clear: this is not a crowd who holds facts in high regard in the first place.)

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