Sherri Shepherd, The View‘s new co-host, doesn’t know if the earth is flat or not.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Is the world flat?
SHERRI SHEPHERD: Is the world flat? (laughter)
SHEPHERD: …I Don’t know.
GOLDBERG: What do you think?
SHEPHERD: I… I never thought about it, Whoopi. Is the world flat? I never thought about it.
BARBARA WALTERS: You’ve never thought about whether the world was round or flat?
SHEPHERD: I tell you what I’ve thought about. How I’m going to feed my child–
WALTERS: Well you can do both.
SHEPERD: …how I’m going to take care of my family. The world, is the world flat has never entered into, like that has not been an important thing to me.
ELIZABETH HASSELBECK: You’ll teach your son, Jeffery, right?
SHEPHERD: If my son, Jeffery, asks me ‘is the world flat,’ I guess I would go…
JOY BEHAR: You know, didn’t some person already work this question out? I mean, why are we doing this again? (laughter, applause)
Shepherd says knowledge of the planet’s non-flatness has nothing to do with how she feeds her child, takes care of her family, etc. Which is why she hasn’t thought about it. Ok. That *almost* wouldn’t be so bad… Except in the first few seconds of the video above, when asked if she believes in evolution, she is emphatically shaking her head, “no.” Somehow, she’s had time to contemplate basic biology and evolutionary theory… but she’s never seen a picture of the Earth from outer space.
Either that, or she just believes anything her Bible tells her.
Phil Plait says the show’s producers should rethink her hiring. I disagree. I’m thrilled she’s going to be on the show.
People don’t believe me when I say 66% of the country believe we were created less than 10,000 years ago.
This will help get some exposure to the complete idiocy of fundamentalist thought to a mass viewing audience.
[tags]atheist, atheism, Christian, fundie, fundamentalist, conservative, Republican[/tags]