Ann Coulter: Best Troll Ever?

Posted by : Rev. Ouabache | Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | Published in

Someone over at FSTDT decided to post a 3 year old article from Media Matters about Ann Coulter's book Godless: The Church of Liberalism. Yes, it is pointless to bring up old news like this, but sometimes you see something so stupid you have to stop and stare. And surprise, surprise! Coultergeist actually knows less about science than she does about politics:

Throw in enough words like imagine, perhaps, and might have -- and you've got yourself a scientific theory! How about this: Imagine a giant raccoon passed gas and perhaps the resulting gas might have created the vast variety of life we see on Earth. And if you don't accept the giant raccoon flatulence theory for the origin of life, you must be a fundamentalist Christian nut who believes the Earth is flat. That's basically how the argument for evolution goes.

Now, besides the fact that she has no idea what a scientific theory is. She also completely ignores the fact that science has this interesting little things called experimental evidence. Add to that she seems to think that science is always provisional instead of dogmatic. At some point you have to wonder if she has a fact-checker at all.

Or there is an alternative hypothesis: Maybe Ann really is the greatest troll of all time. Perhaps she knows that she is spewing pure bullshit and doesn't care as long as she gets her paycheck. Or it could be that she is just a brilliant performance artist that is deeply misunderstood like Andy Kaufman.

At least there is more evidence for that than her Giant Raccoon Theory.

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