Here’s a clip of this idiot from the Colbert Report.
I love the Colbert Report. The only things I usually skip are his musical guests because I hate musical guests. I want to be informed or entertained through comedy. Leave music for other shows. Anyway, this is the first time in a long time I couldn’t finish this interview. The tipping point? Stephen asks the moron if he thinks that dinosaurs and human beings coexisted. His idiot response:
“Well yes, that is my belief.”
There is nothing more intellectually cowardly than hiding behind “faith” or “belief” so that you can pretend you aren’t wrong. The coexistence of dinosaurs and humans is not a “belief”, it is a verifiable fact. Guess what? Didn’t happen.
See, human beings (i.e. Homo sapiens) originated roughly 200,000 years ago. The dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. Do the math. To put it another way, you are far, far less wrong, chronologically, if you insist that the Trojan War was over nuclear weapons or that woolly mammoths had laser cannons mounted on them. (I’ll give you a moment to savor the sheer awesomeness of the second example.)
Let’s pretend that you believe that Bible is 100% factually accurate and that the earth is less than 10,000 years old. Given how awesome dinosaurs are, there should be hundreds of verses of humans and dinosaurs frolicking together in meadows (or, you know, dinosaurs eating people.) So, here’s the results from a search for “lizard.” Do you want to argue “great lizard” might mean dinosaur? Knock yourself out. If that’s the case, here is the entirety of the Bible’s claim re: dinosaurs:
Dinosaurs are not good eatin’.
The Koran doesn’t mention dinosaurs either. Sorry.
We are left, therefore, with three possible alternatives. 1) Don McLeroy is a Highlander and personally witnessed dinosaurs eating people (or people eating dinosaurs). 2) Don McLeroy doesn’t actually understand English and is a poorly trained chimp. 3) Don McLeroy is taking advantage of a politically correct culture that discourages anybody from arguing with anybody that uses the word “belief” or “faith” to preface a statement.
If you think I’m being unfair to McLeroy, the man who almost singlehandedly determined what ended up in high school textbooks? It is my belief that he’s a cowardly idiot.
Check and mate. QED, motherfucker.