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oriole's Avatar Jump to comment 42 by oriole

That's dead-on, kwdepauw (567173). It's also exactly the quote I had in mind when I read this piece of turgid crap; I had just finished "Greatest Show on Earth" and been reminded of it by Dawkins. And Jos Gibbons (467111), you're a hero. I made a few random rebuttals in my reply at the original website, but when I looked at the sheer volume of crap in Signorelli's piece, I felt daunted by the task of replying to every single piece of idiocy. You've come darned close to doing that, and very succinctly too. I just find myself wondering what, if anything, goes on in the mind of a dipshit like Signorelli. Does he really imagine that he's a giant intellect, rather than a half-witted douchebag?

Sun, 07 Mar 2010 10:39:00 UTC | #447204

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oriole's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by oriole

Richard, I think it would be worthwhile for you to have them correct the transcript; otherwise, the Liars for Jesus will spread this misquote all over the interwebs.

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:04:00 UTC | #425212

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oriole's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by oriole

Hi Richard,

I don't think there's any regional restriction. I was able to see it in Switzerland, where I live. I just clicked on the link in your post and was able to see it again. The exact name of the youtube upload is "Richard Dawkins on Elders with Andrew Denton (Part 1/3) (12-20-09)"; the uploader is AtheistPlanetBlog. But I'll listen to it again for that quote, or misquote.

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 22:36:00 UTC | #425200

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oriole's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by oriole

The full interview is on youtube in 3 installments. The first installment is at
The website of the television network shows only an excerpt of the interview.

There are some interesting moments, and the interviewer is friendly, but he asks way too many of the sort of pseudo-profound questions that talk-show hosts ask of show-folk, like "how would you define 'wisdom'?", to which Richard replied that the host should look the word up in a dictionary; RD was sure he didn't have anything to add. He gave similar responses to the many other questions of that ilk.

There was one unfortunate quote-mining opportunity when Richard, as always completely honest, admitted that he didn't know enough physics to independently judge the validity of the current state of theory in the field, so he had to take it on faith - though he did hasten to add that his "faith" was based on a record of success. But the liars for Jesus will probably keep the first part of the quote and throw out the second.

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 18:22:00 UTC | #425105

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oriole's Avatar Jump to comment 31 by oriole

Hi Truth Seeker,

You have sought the truth, and found only an accidental blank posting. An article was supposed to be posted, but some glitch or oversight caused there to be no content. root2squared was just joking. (Pretty good joke, too, I think.)

Sun, 20 Dec 2009 10:20:00 UTC | #424765

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