22 March 2008

Oh, the irony

When University of Minnesota biologist (and science blogger) P. Z. Myers came to a recent screening of Ben Stein's new wannabe-expose Expelled at the Mall of America, he was - wait for it - kicked out. Funny thing is, the management admitted Myers's guest, none other than (and here I'm quoting Myers's comment on his own account) Richard Freaking Dawkins. I could go on, but I think the NYT coverage and Myers's own blogging do a fine job of articulating how petty and stupid the ID contingent ends up looking in light of this. That's on top of the whole denial-of-fact thing, of course.

Well, OK - one additional comment from me. The oversize dollop of whipped cream on this sundae of irony is that both Myers and Dawkins are interviewed in Expelled (though the producers misled them about the nature of the documentary). Myers posted an excerpt that's available on YouTube:



Sounds pretty measured and reasonable to me. Not necessarily everything I agree with, but not foaming-at-the-mouth, likely-to-disturb-the-peace crazy, either.

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