5/6/08

Ben Stein and the New York Times



Letter I wrote to the NYTimes public editor.

Maybe the Times should hire Ann Coulter, next.


Dear Mr. Hoyt,

It's hard enough to get people to think moderately and critically without one the the Times regular business columnists asserting that science leads to genocide.

There's a piece in the National Review, here.



Stein: When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. Myers [i.e. biologist P.Z. Myers], talking about how great scientists were, I was thinking to myself the last time any of my relatives saw scientists telling them what to do they were telling them to go to the showers to get gassed … that was horrifying beyond words, and that’s where science — in my opinion, this is just an opinion — that’s where science leads you.

Crouch: That’s right.

Stein: …Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.

Crouch: Good word, good word.

So, I suppose the question is, does Mr. Stein use science in his economics or is it pure alchemy, astrology, and wishful thinking?

Help us understand how Mr. Stein is Fit to Print?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I used to be a big Ben Stein fan. What a terrible thing to say.