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Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Comment 1 by Cook@Tahiti

It's already been posted on here and commented upon numerous times

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:15:05 UTC | #613289

Jonathan Dore's Avatar Comment 2 by Jonathan Dore

The comment thread is at http://richarddawkins.net/videos/3468-storm -- though I see the link to the video has been removed from there, so thanks for reposting it here.

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:33:15 UTC | #613297

davidjn's Avatar Comment 3 by davidjn

The poem itself has been kicking around for quite some time but this is the animated cartoon version of it, which has just been released publicly after making rounds on the various film festival circuits. Hopefully it makes the poem accessible to a much larger audience.

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 16:34:14 UTC | #613298

Phen's Avatar Comment 4 by Phen

Gotta love Tim Minchin, especially the rather explicit Pope Song!

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 17:26:59 UTC | #613306

debonnesnouvelles's Avatar Comment 5 by debonnesnouvelles

Well, I never saw this before. Remember that not everybody has followed every bit of information on this site religiously for the past 4 years, folks.

I love it! Thanks so much for the post! Made my day.

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 18:16:27 UTC | #613317

HardNosedSkeptic's Avatar Comment 6 by HardNosedSkeptic

Comment 1 by Rtambree :

It's already been posted on here and commented upon numerous times

That's right. It's still very good though. I remember it the first time round.

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 18:42:18 UTC | #613323

TheRationalizer's Avatar Comment 7 by TheRationalizer

Yes, the cartoon is the new addition. I had not heard of it myself until today when I saw it posted elsewhere. I think it's great!

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 19:18:31 UTC | #613330

Inquisitor Mence's Avatar Comment 8 by Inquisitor Mence

Cheers Bruce. Needed that :)

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 19:54:09 UTC | #613338

TheRationalizer's Avatar Comment 9 by TheRationalizer

Comment 2 by Jonathan Dore : The comment thread is at http://richarddawkins.net/videos/3468-storm -- though I see the link to the video has been removed from there, so thanks for reposting it here.

I was still going through my religious delusion when that was posted, and had never heard of some bloke named Richard Dawkins :)

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:30:01 UTC | #613352

alaskansee's Avatar Comment 10 by alaskansee

Good job Minchy

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:37:57 UTC | #613358

SomersetJohn's Avatar Comment 11 by SomersetJohn

New to me too, thanks for sharing. I like Tim.

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:57:27 UTC | #613364

Neodarwinian's Avatar Comment 12 by Neodarwinian

Yes, the animation does lend something to the poem.

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 22:52:19 UTC | #613390

aquilacane's Avatar Comment 13 by aquilacane

I really like that.

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 00:44:44 UTC | #613402

Ignorant Amos's Avatar Comment 14 by Ignorant Amos

Comment 13 by aquilacane

I really like that.

Figures.....ticks all your boxes.

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 04:35:54 UTC | #613425

Dirty Kuffar's Avatar Comment 15 by Dirty Kuffar

Great stuff - send it to every new-ager you know !

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 06:13:38 UTC | #613437

Borden.M's Avatar Comment 16 by Borden.M

Awesome. "Do you know what they call alternative medicine that's been proved to work? Medicine" I spit water on my keyboard after that.

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 06:33:12 UTC | #613439

debonnesnouvelles's Avatar Comment 17 by debonnesnouvelles

Comment 16 by BordenM :

Awesome. "Do you know what they call alternative medicine that's been proved to work? Medicine" I spit water on my keyboard after that.

If you didn't know that joke yet, it means you have not watched Richard Dawkin's interview with Prof. Michael Baum. I recommend to watch it, it's so good. You can find it under RDF productions.

Anyhow, hope the computer is still alive!

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 07:17:57 UTC | #613441

Inquisitor Mence's Avatar Comment 18 by Inquisitor Mence

Dara O'Briain used that joke some years ago on his UK tour. Not claiming he made it up, but saying it's totally worth watching :P

I think it's his 'Talks Funny' DVD, I'll force myself to watch it again for you later...

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 08:16:22 UTC | #613447

Richard Dawkins's Avatar Comment 19 by Richard Dawkins

"Do you know what they call alternative medicine that's been proved to work? Medicine". I spit water on my keyboard after that.

.

If you didn't know that joke yet, it means you have not watched Richard Dawkin's interview with Prof. Michael Baum. I recommend to watch it, it's so good. You can find it under RDF productions.

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Dara O'Briain used that joke some years ago on his UK tour. Not claiming he made it up,

I first encountered it in John Diamond's book, Snake Oil (2001), and referred to it in my Foreword to that book, which is reproduced as section 4.4 of A Devil's Chaplain.

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 11:08:07 UTC | #613461

skeelo's Avatar Comment 20 by skeelo

Comment 4 by Phen :

Gotta love Tim Minchin, especially the rather explicit Pope Song!

Thanks for posting that link. I'd heard of the song before, but without being provided a direct link I'd, shamefully, been too lazy to look it up.

It was a cracking song, and not one word of it was untrue, but, rather less hilariously, singing this in the UK could see you prosecuted for 'stirring up religious hatred'. Maximum jail term 7 years. Makes you proud to be British, doesn't it?

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 12:05:25 UTC | #613470

keithapm's Avatar Comment 21 by keithapm

First time I've come across this myself. Loved it!

This video is quite an accurate depiction of many of the encounters that I and, I suspect, many folks here would have had with typical woo-woo expounders.

They harp on and on with their well-meaning but inane bullshit, ratcheting up your blood pressure and, despite the fact that you (at first) very calmly point out to them that you hold very different views on these issues and that it would've best if everyone were to change the topic, they keep going. And if you say anything at all in response to such nonsense, you're the one that's being rude for not respecting their opinions.

It's become quite apparent to me that most of the opinions that people seem to think require respect are those that are not supported by reason and evidence.

It's also occurred to me that supporting any points you make with references to real scientific studies and actual evidence is considered both arrogant and rude. In fact I've often been admonished, when merely questioning a woo-ist about the evidential basis of their beliefs, (which I readily admit I must be ignorant of because I don't believe them) and told to "Stop trying to be so smart!"

How do you respond to such a demand? My usual, "Well sure, because it would really make your life easier if I were a stupid, ignorant, grinning fool who nods quietly as you rant on with your baseless assertions, ridiculous misunderstandings and outright lies!" might be considered a tad extreme.

Keith

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 12:30:31 UTC | #613472

xmaseveeve's Avatar Comment 22 by xmaseveeve

Comment 21, Keith,

Ha - I know what you mean. Good post. All I heard when I was a child was, 'You're too smart'. What does that even mean? 'Believers' treat us like the children they are.

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 13:11:53 UTC | #613477

thatgingerscouser's Avatar Comment 23 by thatgingerscouser

Dawkins cameo at 05:33!!

Watched Mr Minchin perform with the Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra last week. I can't begin to explain how glorious it was to hear The Pope Song backed by a 70-piece orchestra.

Oo, if you get a chance, check out the Oscar winning Shaun Tan short 'The Lost Thing', Tim does the narration. It's bloody marvellous.

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 15:02:32 UTC | #613492

TheRationalizer's Avatar Comment 24 by TheRationalizer

Comment 23 by thatgingerscouser : Dawkins cameo at 05:33!!

Ha, I didn't notice that :)

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 20:46:58 UTC | #613580

Jice's Avatar Comment 25 by Jice

If you want another shining star in Mr. Tim Minchin's song book, find White wine in the sun. If Professor Dawkins hasn't herd it yet, it does happen to mention him..:3 For everyone else its the perfect song for a secular holiday.

Also another one to make fun of religion "The good book" is also, well...good.

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 03:33:38 UTC | #613834

Haza333's Avatar Comment 26 by Haza333

Beautiful. Storm is exactly like my best friend.

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:50:43 UTC | #613917

Pink Unicorn Delusion's Avatar Comment 27 by Pink Unicorn Delusion

I like Dawkins cameo at 5:30

I was hoping to be the first one to post this, but it seems I'm very late for Tim Minchin train :(

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:50:04 UTC | #614209

Phen's Avatar Comment 28 by Phen

Comment 20 by skeelo :

Comment 4 by Phen :

Gotta love Tim Minchin, especially the rather explicit Pope Song!

Thanks for posting that link. I'd heard of the song before, but without being provided a direct link I'd, shamefully, been too lazy to look it up.

It was a cracking song, and not one word of it was untrue, but, rather less hilariously, singing this in the UK could see you prosecuted for 'stirring up religious hatred'. Maximum jail term 7 years. Makes you proud to be British, doesn't it?

i'm Irish actually, so I'd probably be dragged to an exorcist to rid my soul of terrible demons.

Mon, 09 May 2011 12:38:49 UTC | #624888