Remember when that word meant “discerning,” or “judicious?” Whereas now it means “bigoted” or “prejudiced.”
Well, I’m guilty of prejudice.
There are two documentary films out, or coming out, that I find interesting for different reasons. One I want to see. I’ve prejudged it, and judiciously discerned that it’s worth some of my time. The other, I don’t. I’ve prejudged it, and judiciously discerned that it’s not worth my time or my dime.
The one I’m going to skip is Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed by and with Ben Stein. You know, I like Ben Stein, but I think as he gets older he’s getting further and further “out there.” This movie pretty much settles it for me – I can’t take him seriously any longer.
UPDATE, 4/20: WRT Expelled, quoth Professor Reynolds,
I hate writing about this stuff because — pardon me while I speak plainly — the people on both sides of this issue are assholes. I mean, even by the low standards of Internet discussion. I’m getting email calling me a “theocon shill” for mentioning Stein, and email telling me I’ll burn in hell for calling Intelligent Design “pernicious twaddle.” Frankly, the rabid atheists and the rabid creationists seem an awful lot alike, and no proper hell could be truly hellish without the both of them yammering away at each other. Feh.
Er, “amen”? I mean, I’m not getting the “fanmail” he is, but I certainly understand his position.