Friday, January 24, 2014

143.7 - Clown Award: Glenn Beck

Clown Award: Glenn Beck

Just enough time for our other regular weekly feature, the Clown Award, given for meritorious stupidity.

This week, because time is short, I'm going after an easy target: Glenn Blech.

Now there obviously could be any number of reasons for this, but this is the one I've chosen because it's recent.

You know of Bill Nye the Science Guy. What you may not know is that he of late has become a leading voice in the scientific fight against creationism and in favor of the scientific principle of evolution. He has been using his celebrity and his ability to explain scientific topics in terms that non-scientists can understand to battle the ignorance that creationism represents.

This is where Blech comes in. He played a clip of Nye telling creationists that it’s “fine” if they want to live in an alternate reality, but “Don’t make your kids do it.”

This, Blech insisted, put Nye on the wrong side of history and asked if in the future Nye "is going to look like the people who threw Galileo out."

That's right: Glenn Blech says that history will declare that Bill Nye, in standing against those who want to deny the reality of evolution, was just the same as those people who "threw out" Galileo in order to deny the reality that the Earth goes around the Sun rather than the other way around.

One thing I think we can be confident will be said in the future - because it's already being said now - is "Glenn Blech? Oh yeah - that clown."


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