15 March 2018

Stephen Hawking Gets A Bum's Rush From Limbaugh's Mind (Such As It Is)

Here is another reason to Beware the Ides of March.

All right, so this happened yesterday.  What am I talking about?

More to the point, what was he talking about?

Rush Limbaugh commemorated the death of Stephen Hawking as only he could have:  by casting doubt on one of the great physicist's main contributions to science.

To wit, the radio loudmouth asks whether we can really know that the Big Bang happened if nobody was there to see it:

I'll admit I'm just a college dropout radio guy, okay?  I'm not a professional physicist.  I'm not a professional scientist.  I do not own a lab coat, white or light blue.  So they tell me that the Big Bang is where everything began.  Hawking says it's the Big Bang and we're still expanding.

Now, I won't make any snarky comments about Rush Limbaugh using the word "expand."  But I will say that the man accomplished something few, if any, of us could have.  For one thing, he made Ken Ham seem like a rigorous thinker, if not an out-and-out intellectual.  And he managed to show us what it's like when The Smartest Person In The World has shade thrown on him by the Damndest Ass In America.

Oh, dear Stephen Hawking, you deserve so much better.  Rest In Peace.  


  1. Mr. Rush Limbaugh & Ken Ham represent the acme of American anti-intellectualism. Your phrase "The Damnedest Ass in America" reminded me that nothing brays louder than a dumb-ass.

  2. The media is filled with idiots! Then again, presidents do not set a good example...

  3. Rush is one of the most vile humans to ever draw a breath.

  4. Mike,Coline and MT--After I posted, I wondered whether I'd gone too far. Now I realize that I might have been too easy on RL, KH and El Cheeto Grande.