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Published on Apr 23, 2008
Yes, this audio is obviously edited together and is not what Ben Stein actually said. The fact that the video is classified as "comedy," and that the phrase "parody" appears in the tags should have made that fact painfully clear. Nonetheless, I am forced to give this disclaimer due to a number of intellect- and humor-deficient semi-literates who think that I'm trying to put one over on the viewers as part of some vast atheistic conspiracy to discredit Ben Stein, and who leave comments to that effect, as if they've "caught" me. ------------------------------
Ben Stein, in a recent interview with Pat Robertson, admits that the foundational ideas of his movie are flawed.
"No one has ever observed God. If there's a God, he always was and always will be morally responsible for Holocaust. There could have been no Holocaust without this endless worship of God.
"You know, we have no evidence there's an intelligent designer. We don't know how the god began. A perfectly reasonable hypothesis is there's dozens, dozens, and dozens of gods.
"If you were, say, an assistant professor at Harvard and you stood up and said, 'There's no God,' you would be out of their on your ass so fast, it would be insane.
"A god explains so little. It doesn't explain how life began. It doesn't explain how gravity works to keep the planets in their orbits. It doesn't explain how thermodynamics works. It doesn't explain how physics or the laws of motion work.
"If there's a god of a single mammalian species, it shows that God would be insane.
"If you stood up and said, 'Darwin never hypothesized about how life began,' God, you would be out of my jeans like that [snaps fingers]. We don't know how the mammalian species stay in my jeans. I am in deep trouble here."