Dispatches from the Creation Wars

How Low Can Ben Stein Go?

Lower than we ever imagined, apparently. Here he is paying a visit to the Trinity Broadcasting Network. This is fertile ground for the pablum he’s peddling, of course, as it is watched by millions of simpletons just dying to blame all the world’s problems on evolution and hear someone stand up for Gawd Almighty. But he hit rock bottom with these comments, which should be viewed as offensively stupid by anyone with an IQ above that of a turnip:

Stein: When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. Myers [i.e. biologist P.Z. Myers], talking about how great scientists were, I was thinking to myself the last time any of my relatives saw scientists telling them what to do they were telling them to go to the showers to get gassed … that was horrifying beyond words, and that’s where science — in my opinion, this is just an opinion — that’s where science leads you.

Crouch: That’s right.

Stein: …Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.

Crouch: Good word, good word.

It’s official. Ben Stein has sold his soul to stupidity.