Bill O’Reilly talked to an atheist, and came up with this gem of an argument:
O’REILLY: I’ll tell you why [religion’s] not a scam, in my opinion: tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that. You cannot explain why the tide goes in.
SILVERMAN: Tide goes in, tide goes out?
O’REILLY: See, the water, the tide comes in and it goes out, Mr. Silverman. It always comes in, and always goes out. You can’t explain that.
If that’s the state of scientific literacy on O’Reilly’s side of the aisle, it’s no wonder that we’re pretty much doomed. Wow.