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UK Comedian Robin Ince on the history of Creationist Thought. From the show "Comedy Cuts" which aired March 15, 2003 on ITV2 in the UK.




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Brilliant!

Excellent. Really, truly excellent.

That is, in the end, what it all boils down to isn't it? Magic Man done it.

Brilliant.

This goes nicely with the part of George Carlin's bit on religion where he refers to "an invisible man."

Nicely done too!

Sophomoric.

Yes, intelligent design is a rather sophomoric attempt at scientific theory.

Are OGM and richarddawkins.net setting up for a merge in the near future?

Are OGM and richarddawkins.net setting up for a merge in the near future?

No, we're just walking down the same road.

16 billion years? The current estimate is 13.7 billion within error bounds of 200 million years.

I for one, Norm, am very glad you post this stuff on your site as well for two reasons. 1. You site reaches a much broader audience. 2. You present the material in a less bias fashion. If I recommend someone to your site they don't know what your all about. I can say that there is a great site with funny and informative videos and links to great articles, then people come with an open mind. If I recommend Dawkins because he makes great arguments against religion people's defence's go up and are less likely to visit or be influenced by it.

glad you post this stuff on your site as well

Good to know, thanks for the feedback.

Just another thank you, Norm -- I check OGM every day for my atheist thought and Daily Show fix. :-)

Having the fellow in the background doing the mad gestures really added more appeal to me. I'm not sure he was necessary, but damn if he didn't look funny when he did what he did.

This sounds like a pretty reasonable summing up of the two theories, showing how one is backed up by scientific evidence (or int his case simply implying it) while the other relies on one basic principle: a magic man done it! One of them admits it does not have all the answers (yet!) while the other certainly thinks it does. The latter just doesn't have the glossy track record it wants you to think it does.

And yes, Norm. Thanks for maintaining this site. While I'm not sure that I agree with the statement that it's unbiased, I certainly to appreciate it nonetheless. Please keep it up!

Just because someone has a point, doesn't mean their presentation is validated or universally liked. That was my point with the "sophomoric" comment.

Just because someone has a point, doesn't mean their presentation is validated or universally liked. That was my point with the "sophomoric" comment.

In that case: I do not think that word means what you think it means...

That made me so happy. Norm, are you British? [American stereotype] You seem to pay a lot of attention to the Brits, which seems uncharacteristic of an American. [/American stereotype]

A Brit? No. I do appreciate their dry sense of humor or maybe that should be humour, and that they seem a bit more civilized. I'm waving the liberal flag in the heart of enemy territory, Utah.

Oh my goodness! I'm really impressed at your resolve considering where you live, then. Thanks ever so more for your tireless work to educate the masses!

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