Friday, 7 March 2008

Interview with Ben Stein of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

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I just thought I'd share this clip of what may be the least objective interview I've ever seen. It features Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly talking to Ben Stein, the star of pro-intelligent design documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (you're more likely to remember him as the teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off).

We begin with an introduction from O'Reilly, who asks: "How did life on Earth begin? Religious people believe a higher power created the universe, secular progressives say all kinds of things, but God is not in the equation."

It's not really an interview as O'Reilly spends the entire time agreeing with Stein, at one point expressing his disgust that "you cant mention in biology class that there are theologians that believe there was a higher power responsible for the first life" and disdainfully pointing out that when he asks atheists like Hitchens how the universe began they have the audacity to say "we don't know yet".

By the end of it O'Reilly is ranting about persecution, "secular pinheads" and the "separation of church and state" (mockingly of course – just listen to the voice he uses when he refers to this). Have a watch: