Olbermann Gets it Right
After my afternoon calculus class (finding volumes by the method of cylindrical shells - fun!) I will be jaunting off to Eastern Virginia to catch Eugenie Scott's presentation. So only brief blogging today.
This is a good opportunity to give a big shout-out to Keith Olbermann, host of the MSNBC show Countdown, for his show from Wednesday the 23rd. He has a humorous segment on the show in which he picks out the three worst people or groups for the day. Typically these are people who have either done really sleazy things, or else are people who did very stupid things. So who took the top prize last Wedensday?
But the winners, those fine folks behind the intelligent design nonsense. Because of them, the new exhibition of the work of Charles Darwin at the American Museum of Natural History in New York cannot find any corporate sponsors. The corporations are afraid they might tick off the intelligent design guys.
The folks who dreamt up intelligent design, the same people who brought you the world is flat, the earth is at the center of the universe, and let‘s burn a scientist at the stake today. Today‘s worst persons in the world!
And just to head off any indignant commenters, no, I don't believe that ID proponents really want to burn scientists at the stake.