Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ignorance without Limits

Glenn Beck uses an obsolete 19th Century trope to undermine evolution by suggesting that the lack of any fossil evidence establishing a direct linkage from apes to man is therefore prima facie proof of creationism. Evolution doesn't state that man evolved from the apes but that we share a common ancestor. Beck seems unaware of this subtle but critical point in evolutionary theory. Either Beck is disingenuously playing to the ignorance of his viewers for political gain or he truly believes in the biblical story of creation. If the latter, one of the many religious networks would be more appropriate for his proclamation of faith. It's laughable for a network with the likes of Hannity and Beck to claim fair and balanced coverage.

Glenn Beck confirms Twain's adage that all one needs in life is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein


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