I've never liked Bill Maher, and I've felt that way ever since I saw a video he did mocking Dan Quayle. Now to me, Dan Quayle exemplifies everything that is wrong about American politics: his frat-boy ignorance, his contempt for learning, his loony religious cult wife, etc., etc. So I was certainly prepared to like the video and laugh at Quayle. Instead, the treatment was so sneering, and so insulting, that I was left with a bad taste in my mouth and I was sorry I had wasted my time.
Sure, Maher is funny sometimes. But a lot of the time he is just ignorant. And now Orac has been showing us in detail that Maher is a raving lunatic when it comes to medical issues. How he was ever given the Richard Dawkins Award is beyond me.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
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What do you think of his movie "Religulous"? (If you have seen it, that is...)
I didn't think it was great.
"Instead, the treatment was so sneering, and so insulting, that I was left with a bad taste in my mouth."
Why, then, do you describe Jonathon Wells with: "Like many incompetent people"?
Why not just call him an incompetent /scientist/?
(If you don't want to dignify him with that word (even though he did earn a PhD in molecular biology), then you can find another word.)
I don't understand your point, Alex. Isn't Jonathan Wells a person?
Perhaps you think he is one of our reptilian overlords.
If you had said really stupid stuff about, say, music, I might call you an incompetent musicologist, not an incompetent /person/.
Now do you see my point?
Nope, I still have no idea what you are driving at.
I don't think I can be any clearer. May I suggest sharing our exchange with some friends and see if they can explain my point to you?
Note, I'm no fan of Wells. My comment was not about him.
I would if I suspected that your comment had any value. Since I don't, however..
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