Sunday, November 25, 2007

And the dumb just keeps on coming: Denyse O'Leary edition.

Witness the airheaditude:

Why do people still take Steve Weinberg’s opinions seriously?

Here’s 1979 Nobelist Steve Weinberg on intelligent design of the universe:

I have been asked to comment on whether the universe shows signs of having been designed. I don't see how it's possible to talk about this without having at least some vague idea of what a designer would be like. Any possible universe could be explained as the work of some sort of designer. Even a universe that is completely chaotic, without any laws or regularities at all, could be supposed to have been designed by an idiot.

Not likely. A universe designed by an idiot would be ful [sic] of intelligently designed stupid systems. Just like a government.

Or like an aesthetically well-designed blog that's full of utter crap. Kind of like that, too.

AFTERSNARK: There's something weirdly amusing about someone as dense as Denyse O'Leary encouraging her readers to make fun of someone who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics. One imagines that Denyse is utterly incapable of even understanding most of what Weinberg would have to say on any topic whatsoever.

It's sort of like that bit from the opening of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," during which we are informed that poor Arthur Dent no more knows his destiny than a tea bag knows about the history of the East India Company.

Denyse "Tea Bag" O'Leary. Yeah, that works for me. And I want 25 cents every time you use it.

1 comment:

thwap said...

Well, seeing as how stupid gov't programs do exist, perhaps the designer is an idiot.