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
…Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.
I hereby offer a few suggestions on how we can ruin American competitiveness and innovation in the course of this century:
Elevate mysticism, tribalism, shamanism and fundamentalism–and be sure to exclude educated, hardworking men and women–to an equal status with technology in the public mind. Make sure that, in order to pay proper (and politically correct) respect to all different ethnic groups in America, you act as if science were on an equal footing with voodoo and history with ethnic fable.
— (wait for it) Ben Stein, 2002, in Forbes
Ben Stein wants to kill American competitiveness.
I think it’s our turn to use everyone’s favorite right-wing mudsling:
Ben Stein, why do you hate America?