Wonkette - Wingnut Columnist: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is A Bad Scientist, Could Someone Please Kill Him?
Turns out the insane radical right hate Neil Degrasse Tyson even more than we previously thought. WordNetDaily Erik Rush would like him dead, for not promoting “good biblical science.” Now all Tyson has to do is debunk creationism or climate change denial one more time, and wingnuts across America will literally start exploding with rage! Doktor Zoom has more,
WordNetDaily columnist Erik “The Other Rush” Rush — he really calls himself that — would like to share with you some Thoughts About Science, which mostly boil down to: science is nice when it gives us flatscreen TVs and atomic bombs, but we’d better not trust the “scientific community” because it’s full of atheists and socialists who are trying to set themselves up as some kinds of authorities on stuff that they have no business talking about, like the age of the Earth, how life came to be on Earth and whether it’s getting hotter, none of which they really know a damn thing about. And by the end of his meditations on science, he actually appears to say it would be OK to kill a few scientists, if that’s what’s necessary to preserve Liberty.
Modern scientists, Rush says, are a heck of a lot like the Pharisees back in Bible Times:
Arrogant, corrupt and self-righteous beyond description, these elitist clerics believed that since they were the earthly representatives of God according to Mosaic law, this made them above suspicion and beyond reproach.
This supposed infallibility is precisely what we observe in the deportment of numerous scientists. With regard to theories they espouse, these are often presented as incontrovertible fact, though they’ve been tainted by ideology, money, or they’re simply fallacious.
And one of the worstest of all these Science Pharisees, Rush says, is Neil deGrasse Tyson who is one dangerous guy, because not only is Tyson affable and funny, he “also happens to be black, which, if you hadn’t noticed, can be advantageous if you’re trying to get millions of white people to do something.”