Sunday, March 18, 2007

Beyond Belief '06 - Neil deGrasse Tyson

This is a first for me. I have linked to other people's content in the past, but I just had to jump through all the hoops and post this. This is the most comprehensive refutation I have heard to date and it's funny! I have a new hero. Thank you to Eddie at edge of faith for sharing this.

6 Comments:

At 3:04 PM, Blogger L>T said...

ha ha! That video is great! :) he makes a really good point.

 
At 11:32 PM, Blogger L>T said...

I'm not going to fix the "athiest" mistake, but THAT will never happen again, be assured. :)

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

The 'Entertainment complex in the middle of a sewage system' is an amazing observation...I have been ranting about Monotremes (one-holers) on a lot of comment sections lately...I would love to see a real debate with some IDers but I doubt that they would ever consent.

Those birthdefects were a little too disturbing to leave on the screen..we get it, we get it!

I have seen him on PBS and perhaps he will be pushed onto the national stage to really engage the Creative Designers..that would be cool.

 
At 4:08 AM, Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Yes, It is a great video. There is also a short video of this guy on a panel talking to Dawkins and he is commenting on Dawkin's way of addressing theists which he believes may make some theists tune out. I will see if I can find it, as I think it is funny too.

Dawkins vs. Tyson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_2xGIwQfik

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

As an engineer, I can appreciate the irony in this - recreation area in the middle of a sewer - hey at least we didn't end up with a cloaca! Although there those who seem to prefer that in any case. :P

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger breakerslion said...

l>t: I really wasn't trying to be picky. I won't tell if you don't :-)

homo escapeons: I originally heard the joke as a bunch of people arguing about what kind of Engineer God was. I don't remember the various cases made for chemical, electrical, etc., but the punchline was: "God must be a Civil Engineer, because no one else would put a sewage system smack through the middle of a recreational area.

I agree about the birth defects, and I am not normally a squeamish person.

beepbeepitsme: Yes, I watched that one as well. I think Dawkins is trying to be the Howard Stern of Scientists :-)

rev. barking nonsequitor: It could be worse. We could hava a cloaca and still have to regurgitate like a snake!

 

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