Saturday, May 10, 2008

A nice bit of snark from Ebert

I'm a big fan of Roger Ebert, the famed movie critic who's been out sick for most of the last year or so undergoing various surgeries. He's back in the saddle now, while during his absense, most of the reviewing was done by his website editor Jim Emerson, himself a very astute critic.

Anyway, in this week's Movie Answer Man letter column, it appears as if Ebert's gotten an indignant email from, one assumes by the text, a creationist who asks:

Q. Readers want to know if the Movie Answer Man is too PC to review "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed"?
Ruddy Spencer, Tucson, Ariz.

The real answer would mostly be that Ebert, being a movie critic, only goes to see movies when they're screened for critics, which Expelled was not, for obvious reasons. But I like Ebert's reply to Ruddy Spencer better.

A. The last I heard, it is not considered Politically Correct to agree with Darwin. I think it is more like, oh, intelligent.



  1. Since it has been established that "Intelligent" Design is not science, it seems extremely absurd to continue to present it as a viable alternative to evolutionary biology. Ebert is right - there is no controversy, only idiocy.

  2. My estimation of Ebert just went up a few notches as I'm a big fan of science and snark.

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