Are You High, Science?

“Are you high, science? Your ideas sound like the ideas of somebody very, very high.”

So says W. Kamau Bell in this Actually.org video, in which he finds tongue-in-cheek common cause with Mitt Romney‘s ever-evolving positions on science issues (earning Bell the Quote of the Day at my CFI blog, The Morning Heresy). It seems like he feels very liberated:

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So what about you — how mad are you at reality?

About Paul Fidalgo

Paul is communications director for the Center for Inquiry, as well as an actor and musician. His personal blog is Near-Earth Object, and he tweets as @paulfidalgo. He is the author of a short (and cheap!) Kindle book on the atheist political movement, Under the Stained Glass Ceiling: Atheists' Precarious Place in Modern American Politics.

  • RobMcCune

    If smoke blocks out the sun, then how does it cause global warming? Oh yeah, and if there were no smoke then where would clouds come from?

    Explain that science.

    • http://yetanotheratheist.com/ TerranRich

      If we came from monkeys, why are there still bananas? Checkmate, all of humanity’s scientific knowledge!

      • Guest

        If humans came from apes, then apes came from squirrel-like creatures? Hard to imagine. It is easy with a little imagination to draw apes with human-like features, but turning a squirrel into an ape-like creature does take a little more imagination.

        • RobMcCune

          And squirrels were fish that crawled out of the ocean and into trees.

          Are you high science?

        • http://yetanotheratheist.com/ TerranRich

          Ah, but “hard to imagine” is the excuse used when Galileo first posited that the Earth revolved around the Sun and not, as had been previously accepted as true, the other way around. Lots of things are hard to imagine; an omnipotent AND omniscient god being one of them.

          • RobMcCune

            Guest missed quite a few intermediate form between the great apes and squirrely, namely all primates.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primate#Historical_and_modern_terminology

            Their hard to imagine example is like like comparing the change in
            America from 1900 to present, and America in 1900 to Ancient Greece.

            • http://yetanotheratheist.com/ TerranRich

              I just don’t see how you can get from caveman grunts to Latin, therefore languages didn’t evolve.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OE7LEYELE4MZTVXGZUSVTBFUI julie

    Learning about science is awesome, but adhering to its rules is definitely some bullshit.