Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Stephen Hawking responds to the Investor’s Business Daily’s idiotic comment that he would never have survived under Britain’s National Health Service medical care:

“I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for the NHS,” he told us. “I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived.”


And there is now an amusing disclaimer at the top of the IBD’s editorial:

Editor’s Note: This version corrects the original editorial which implied that physicist Stephen Hawking, a professor at the University of Cambridge, did not live in the UK.

Swing and a miss. The mistake was not in implying that he didn’t live in the UK; the mistake was in claiming that if he did live in the UK,as he does, he would have been euthanized long ago, as he hasn’t. At least own up to making such a boneheaded statement.