This is unbelievable!!!! I am outraged yet not surprised. I am incensed yet entertained. I am frightened yet ever determined to cast off the yoke of oppression. And so on.

You MUST GO HERE NOW and READ THIS. You will laugh, you will cry, you will punch a fist through the wall, and you will never look at a police officer, a movie theater, or a creationist in the same way again. Ever.

Comments

  1. #1 Larry Ayers
    March 21, 2008

    Oh, calm down a bit, Greg! I can’t help but think that P.Z. got a kick out of being kicked out while Dawkins got to stay and see the film, which was probably very annoying,

    All in all it’s a very amusing incident. I suppose the security guards had photos of possible insurrectionists?

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    March 21, 2008

    My guess is that the producers knew about PZ, but did not realize that the line would be indurated with anti-Expelled observers (there were many) and had no clue that Dawkins would be there. I suspect that they teamed up with the Twin Cities Creation Science Association or some other watchdog group and had lackeys looking out for PZ. This is all specuation, of course.

  3. #3 Stephanie Z
    March 21, 2008

    It’s even better than that. It’s better than I could have imagined. There was a guest list. They were both on it using their own names. Somebody (appears to be the producer) just wasn’t smart enough to spot Dawkins’ name.

  4. #4 decrepitoldfool
    March 21, 2008

    How crazy is it that he was on the guest list, yet they threw him out? And then let RD walk on in! It’s as if they were trying to look like total nutballs.

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    March 21, 2008

    I have long suspected that Ben Stein is an evolution supporter.

  6. #6 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    March 21, 2008

    Real Time With Bill Maher
    Next Episode: Fri, Mar 21
    Actor Jon Hamm; Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.); author P.J. O’Rourke; biologist Richard Dawkins.

  7. #7 andyo
    March 21, 2008

    Hey Tegumai,

    You got me all excited. I’ve been wanting to see a scientist like Dawkins in Maher’s show in a long time. It seems he couldn’t make it? His name is not there (anymore?)

  8. #8 Peter Magellan
    March 22, 2008

    “How crazy is it that he was on the guest list, yet they threw him out? And then let RD walk on in! It’s as if they were trying to look like total nutballs.”

    Maybe they were just operating on the theory that there’s no such thing as bad publicity…?

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