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February 4, 2009

How to substitute offence for sense

Filed under: evolution — David @ 6:58 pm
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Comedian Ben Stein Cancels Speech Over Evolution Controversy

Comedian Ben Stein has withdrawn as the University of Vermont’s commencement speaker because of complaints about his critical views on evolution in favor of intelligent design.

UVM President Daniel Fogel said he chose Stein based on the warm response to a lecture he gave on campus last spring. Fogel said, however, he was deluged with e-mail messages from people offended by Stein’s views of science.

It seems that Richard Dawkins, in the spirit of free scientific inquiry, emailed Fogel to pressure him into turning down Stein for this engagement. What’s the matter, Richard? Afraid that an opposing view might expose the truth?

How can anyone be offended by a view of science? It sounds as if this comes from  people who don’t have the mental wherewithal to muster a rational argument for their position, so they have to fall back on the “I am offended” plea.

You are offended? Good.

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2 Comments

  1. Yes I am OFFENDED ! Where do I sign up for the money awarded to all “OFFENDED ” by whatever Human Rights Kangeroo Court is trying Ben Stein ?
    PLease answer ASAP as I have my own case coming up soon and have aquired huge legal costs to defend my right to grunt in public.

    Comment by gawk — February 5, 2009 @ 7:26 am

  2. When all pseudo-logic fails the Left, they can still rely on being “offended” and it’s uncritically accepted by a puddin head society.

    Comment by Jim Muirhead — February 5, 2009 @ 7:51 am


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