Recently Ben Stein has been on the warpath for his movie Expelled, proclaiming that science makes us murderers. I have the chutzpa to refer Mr. Stein (and the zealots who may follow him) to Jacob Bronowski who also had family members killed in the Holocaust: Signifying nothing: Feeling forward (4/29/2007).
Bronowski was a scientist and a fervent Darwinian. Along with the murder of his family in Nazi death camps, he also witnessed the aftermath of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima.
I tend to trust his thoughtful perspective over a Nixon speech writer, Ferris Bueller actor, and game show host.
I am studiously ignoring the Stein movie. It looks stupid. Although I did love Ferris Bueller and his part in it.ReplyDelete
And that shows the depth of his thought, I fear. How sad that someone could take on an idiotic proposition like he has.ReplyDelete