Stein on scientists
Never one who is afraid to paint with a very broad brush, Ben Stein gives us this gem (from a Christianity Today interview):
I believe God created the heavens and the earth, and it doesn’t scare me when scientists say that can’t be proved. I couldn’t give a [profanity] whether a person calls himself a scientist. Science has covered itself with glory, morally, in my time. Scientists were the people in Germany telling Hitler that it was a good idea to kill all the Jews. Scientists told Stalin it was a good idea to wipe out the middle-class peasants. Scientists told Mao Tse-Tung it was fine to kill 50,000,000 people in order to further the revolution.
Somebody should inform Stein that it is scientists who developed the life-saving techniques and drugs that he will need should he ever have a heart attack or develop cancer. And that whole polio thing? Scientists as well. I could go on …
(HT to Glenn Branch for the interview transcription)