Derb on "Expelled" and the odious Ben Stein

And now here is Ben Stein, sneering and scoffing at Darwin, a man who spent decades observing and pondering the natural world — that world Stein glimpses through the window of his automobile now and then, when he’s not chattering into his cell phone. Stein claims to be doing it in the name of an alternative theory of the origin of species: Yet no such alternative theory has ever been presented, nor is one presented in the movie, nor even hinted at. […] When our greatest achievements are blamed for our greatest moral failures, that is a blood libel against Western civilization itself.

John Derbyshire on Expelled on National Review Online