Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly is waging a war against science. His technique is simple: come up with examples in the world that “nobody” can explain and use that to claim that there must be a god.
But what is really hilarious about this are the examples he is picking. Ranker put together a list of the stupidest things that O’Reilly claims cannot be explained. For example, the tides:
I’ll tell you why [religion is] not a scam, in my opinion. Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that. You can’t explain why the tide goes in.
Of course, most children learn that the tides are caused by the moon (and to a lesser extent the sun) by the time they enter high school, but apparently O’Reilly flunked that class (and I guess that he doesn’t count a little thing like a tsunami as a “miscommunication”).
When it was pointed out to O’Reilly that we can easily explain the tides, he doubled down on dumb, and — picking on the moon again — claimed that we don’t know why we have a moon and Mars doesn’t! Apparently he also flunked the class where they discussed that Mars has two moons.
You can see all of this hilarity on Stephen Colbert’s show [starting around 2:30]:
Personally, I might have to believe in God, because I can’t explain how someone as stupid as O’Reilly can get their own TV show. I can’t explain that at all. God works in mysterious ways.
UPDATE: This whole thing has spawned a new internet meme, and it is hilarious.