Ramblings about what I encounter within the realm of the geosciences, as well as the occasional rant about nonsense.

11 February 2010

Irony, thy name is Stein

I was perusing through Hulu the other evening, when I came upon that most dreaded and detestable of genres.... Reality Show (which bears no semblance to reality). This one was called America's Most Smartest Model (ugh, the grammar is "humorous", that means quality right?).

Anyway, I found a science based episode. I find it very schadenfreudelicious to read through students answers that are unintentionally funny. I figured what could be better than watching people fumble over basic scientific concepts on TV? So I clicked watch.

I didn't make it to the first commercial break. Far too painful.

However, all was not lost. I did come across a very delectable bit of irony. Ben Stein is one of the judges (why? I don't know?). Furthermore, Ben Stein explains the concept of science. An added bonus is some of the contestants expression towards the word "science". The video is 25 seconds long, and is rated TV-MA probably because the clip is Ben Stein talking and only mature audiences can withstand his "Drone of Ignorance"...

Nicely, stated Ben. However, didn't you summarize science somewhat differently in another forum? If only there was some way to look for a video clip...


The above is an excerpt from an interview of Ben Stein advertising his *ahem* "documentary" expelled. Oh well, at least Stein was able to find a suitably embarrassing position as judge to the only people on the planet who he might be smarter than...

As Stein said: "If [they] can't do [science], it will raise serious questions about their intellectual capabilities". So, by Ben's own standards, he must have serious reservations about his own 'intellectual capabilities'. Now I'll let him continue his decline to intellectual impotence unimpeded.

For a more thorough deconstruction of Stein, might I recommend part 24 of Thunderf00t's ongoing series "Why do people laugh at Creationists" (highly recommended viewing).

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