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22-05-2011, 11:45 PM
Is Ben Stein retarded?
Ok, that's not a serious question. But I was contemplating whether or not I should watch Expelled and I remembered clips of Stein vs Dawkins and how Stein just kept taking the side of "but it's less depressing to think that we were created by a divine being and that there is a purpose to our lives" aka the "I don't care what facts say, I'm believing this much more uplifting story" approach.

Then I stumbled across this gem:






So Stein doesn't believe in evolution because it doesn't explain random things that have nothing to do with evolution. Evolution also doesn't explain how to program your VCR or the best way to maintain a festive holiday lawn decoration without going over budget, so clearly it's a shaky theory at best.




And then I found this (I had never made it all the way to part 24 of Thunderf00t's series):





with the classic quote "Science leads you to killing people."


Is Stein consistently this stupid and should I still watch Expelled?

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22-05-2011, 11:48 PM
RE: Is Ben Stein retarded?
Don't watch Expelled, you'll only boost his ratings. Unless you are torrenting illegally, in which case I fully support you watching it.

Also, yes he might actually be cognitively impaired.

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23-05-2011, 02:36 AM
RE: Is Ben Stein retarded?
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My advise is, if you want to watch it, download it haha, in this case I can say I support piracy Big Grin, seriously, I watched some bits of this film, its insulting.

Quote:Taken from Wikipedia:
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is a 2008 documentary film, directed by Nathan Frankowski and hosted by Ben Stein. The film contends that the mainstream science establishment suppresses academics who believe they see evidence of intelligent design in nature and who criticize evidence supporting Darwinian evolution and the modern evolutionary synthesis as a mainstream conspiracy to keep God out of science laboratories and classrooms. The scientific theory of evolution is portrayed by the film as contributing to fascism, the Nazi Holocaust, communism, atheism, and eugenics. The film portrays intelligent design as motivated by science, rather than religion, though it does not give a detailed definition of the phrase or attempt to explain it on a scientific level. Other than briefly addressing issues of irreducible complexity, Expelled examines it as a political issue.

The bottom line is: Ben Stein is braindead and would probably gain IQ points after a lobotomy...

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23-05-2011, 02:36 AM
RE: Is Ben Stein retarded?
I think calling Ben Stein retarded is an insult to the actual cognitive capabilities of people who suffer from mental retardation.
I'd go with willfully ignorant and intellectually dishonest.

Torrent Expelled , get a bottle of Jack (or something) and take a shot for every piece of BS you hear. You'll be under the table in under half an hour. Tongue

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23-05-2011, 05:18 AM
RE: Is Ben Stein retarded?
I'm just going to second every thing said so far.
The movie is so full of biased spin, twisting of words, deceitful editing and what have you, that even if you have never been bullshited before you can still smell this one from miles away.

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23-05-2011, 04:02 PM
RE: Is Ben Stein retarded?
So, he actually made a movie to rebuke a subject of which he doesn't even understand the basic definition... Nice going.

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23-05-2011, 04:22 PM (This post was last modified: 23-05-2011 04:37 PM by Fear Culture.)
RE: Is Ben Stein retarded?
In Ben Stein's defense I'll say he made a competent game show host... usually. (sarcasm)

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04-01-2014, 02:09 PM
RE: Is Ben Stein retarded?
Stein is not retarded. He is intellectually dishonest and is making up absurd arguments aimed at intellectually disabled folk in a misguided effort to keep them terrified of the consequences of violating "God's laws" so they won't be tempted to steal Ben Stein's Money.

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04-01-2014, 02:24 PM
RE: Is Ben Stein retarded?
I'd accuse you of necroposting, but this thread was born dead.

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04-01-2014, 03:00 PM
RE: Is Ben Stein retarded?
I watched him getting debunked years ago after which I never heard of him again.

And I had hoped to never hear of him again.

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