Roger Ebert, Defender of Evolution

Apr 4, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Panda's Thumb

As we reflect upon the amazing body of work left behind by this giant of the movie scene, readers of the Thumb should know that Roger Ebert was a passionate defender of science, and of evolution in particular.

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Great quotes from Roger Ebert who, as of yesterday, belongs to the ages.
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Shame. I had the pleasure of participating in two of his blog-posts re evolution in the latter part of 2009. Staunch supporter of science, though he was ever courteous to the creationists posting there nonetheless. Beyond the movie-critic persona he was known for in the US, to me he came across as pretty thoughtful and articulate. I always thought I'd get a chance to go back there again.
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"Roger Ebert, Defender of Evolution?" What else would you expect from a shill that made a living declaring very shitty movies to be worth watching? Let's face it. Roger Ebert lived as a prostitute for the film industry.

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"Roger Ebert, Defender of Evolution?" What else would you expect from a shill that made a living declaring very shitty movies to be worth watching? Let's face it. Roger Ebert lived as a prostitute for the film industry.
Thanks Shube for once again confirming that you're nothing more than a whiny little jerkoff.

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Thanks Shube for once again confirming that you're nothing more than a whiny little jerkoff.
Take that back right now, Mike! Calling Shoobie Doo that is an absolute insult to whiny little jerkoffs everywhere!

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Take that back right now, Mike! Calling Shoobie Doo that is an absolute insult to whiny little jerkoffs everywhere!
Point taken.
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Most evolutionists are just worshipers of social/state power. It takes courage to go against popular opinion.
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Most evolutionists are just worshipers of social/state power. It takes courage to go against popular opinion.
It takes courage to be a very visible, very public WHACKJOB!
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Most evolutionists are just worshipers of social/state power. It takes courage to go against popular opinion.
But it takes brains to actually be right.
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Most evolutionists are just worshipers of social/state power.
Oh, the irony.
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It takes courage to go against popular opinion.
Or in your case Shoob, rampant ego coupled with rampant stupidity.(shrug)

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"Roger Ebert, Defender of Evolution?" What else would you expect from a shill that made a living declaring very shitty movies to be worth watching? Let's face it. Roger Ebert lived as a prostitute for the film industry.
You're just jealous because he made something of himself while you're still a pile of feces.
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But it takes brains to actually be right.
It takes more than that. Moral courage is also required.
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You're just jealous because he made something of himself
Roger Ebert is a rotting corpse with an inglorious legacy. I sure wouldn’t want to be him in the final judgment. But maybe you would.
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It takes courage to be a very visible, very public
Most intellectuals are motivated by the desire to compel the public to sing hosannas to their leaders, says Noam Chomsky. That man is a genius. http://everythingimportant.org

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<quoted text> Roger Ebert is a rotting corpse with an inglorious legacy. I sure wouldn’t want to be him in the final judgment. But maybe you would.
So sez the steaming pile of crap from Richardson.

Speaking of inglorious legacies, get arrested by anymore churches lately, Eugene?

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<quoted text> Roger Ebert is a rotting corpse with an inglorious legacy. I sure wouldn’t want to be him in the final judgment. But maybe you would.
Your jealousy is so transparent we can see the outline of your rotten little soul through a whole mile of it.
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Your jealousy is so transparent we can see the outline of your rotten little soul through a whole mile of it.
Your claim to be able to look into my soul and to judge my inner thoughts is just plain ludicrous.
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Speaking of inglorious legacies, get arrested by anymore churches lately, Eugene?
God never leads His children otherwise than they would choose to be led, if they could see the end from the beginning, and discern the glory of the purpose which they are fulfilling as co-workers with Him. Not Enoch, who was translated to heaven, not Elijah, who ascended in a chariot of fire, was greater or more honored than John the Baptist, who perished alone in the dungeon. "Unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake." Philippians 1:29. And of all the gifts that Heaven can bestow upon men, fellowship with Christ in His sufferings is the most weighty trust and the highest honor.– The Desire of Ages, p. 224.
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<quoted text>It takes more than that. Moral courage is also required.
No, it just takes brains. Moral courage is just shorthand for "it's evil because I think it's icky!"

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<quoted text>God never leads His children otherwise than they would choose to be led, if they could see the end from the beginning, and discern the glory of the purpose which they are fulfilling as co-workers with Him. Not Enoch, who was translated to heaven, not Elijah, who ascended in a chariot of fire, was greater or more honored than John the Baptist, who perished alone in the dungeon. "Unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake." Philippians 1:29. And of all the gifts that Heaven can bestow upon men, fellowship with Christ in His sufferings is the most weighty trust and the highest honor.– The Desire of Ages, p. 224.
Blah, blah, blah.

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