Last night on Countdown I was pleased to see Ben Stein come in second in Worst Person in the World. (First place would have been better, but no one has a chance when Coultergeist is in the running…she made Rush Limbaugh look sane.) What earned Stein the nomination was a comment he made in a TBN interview
[T]he 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.
In response to this comment by Stein, Josh Rosenau has an excellent post: “Holocaust Remembrance Day”. I always wonder to what extent creationists are aware that the lies they are telling are lies. Apparently in Stein’s case, he is well aware.
in 2006, he wrote a column discussion Hadamar, a Nazi facility at the center of Expelled. “Nazis,” the Ben Stein of 2006 explained, “believed thoroughly in a vicious corruption of Malthusian economics.” Not only is he right that Malthus is a better historical precedent, but he’s right to call what the Nazis did “a vicious corruption.”