Steve Harvey has gone from thoroughly mediocre comedian to game and talk show host to moral scold and irritating git blathering ignorantly about subjects on which he knows absolutely nothing. The site Today Christian gives him a platform to spout nonsense:
Emmy Award-winning TV host and best-selling author Steve Harvey advises women not to date atheists because you don’t know where the man’s “moral barometer” is, and says that as far as someone not believing in God, “well, then, to me you’re an idiot.”
That’s ironic given his next statement:
Harvey, who also hosts a radio show and started his career in stand-up comedy, went on to say that Darwinism is essentially nonsense because he doesn’t think the universe “spun out of a gastrous ball and then all of a sudden we were evolved from monkeys.” If that were true, he says, then “why we still got monkeys?”
The moment you hear someone ask that question, you know you’re dealing with virulent ignorance. Virulent ignorance, you may recall, is not merely mundane ignorance, the type we all have. It isn’t just that Harvey doesn’t understand evolution, it’s that he is tirelessly repeating these little nuggets of stupid that give him the illusion that he understands it when he doesn’t. He actually thinks that he has found the fatal flaw in evolution, the ultimate “gotcha” question that brings the whole thing tumbling down.
That virulent ignorance then combines with the Dunning-Kruger effect and his own staggering arrogance to convince him that virtually every single biologist, geneticist, anthropologist, geologist, and paleontologist in the entire world has somehow missed this one simple question that destroys everything they’ve spent their life studying. But Steve Harvey, who knows less than nothing about the subject, has now vanquished them with his almighty gotcha question that they can’t possibly answer. As Molly Ivins liked to say, and so it goes…