Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'll Take "Most Important Books Ever" for 250, Alex!

Hey, do any of you guys know what book that Darwin guy wrote? The popular one, I think he wrote it after he spent years walking his pet beagle. On the Origin of... Origin of...


Can't think of it.

Man, I want to know this, I hear it's important. We just got done celebrating the bastard's everything on Sunday.

Wait, who's that jackass with the hair? Smarmy, british accent, acts like he knows everything? Sorry, that's not narrowing it down, ha ha. Uh... he used to be a biologist, gave that up to write books and... Dawkins! Dawkins, that's the guy. I bet he'd know.

Here, someone asked him this recently. Lemme read the transcript.

Fraser: Richard, if I said to you what is the full title of The Origin Of Species, I’m sure you could tell me that.
Dawkins: Yes I could.
Fraser: Go on then.
Dawkins: On the Origin of Species…Uh…With, oh, God, On the Origin of Species. There is a sub-title with respect to the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.

Nevermind. Guess it ain't an important book after all.

("On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life." actually. Flubbed it, struggled, and then missed the natural selection part? The part Dawkins himself never shuts up about, arch selectionist that he is? And doing so right after he cockily assures the interviewer that of COURSE he'd know the title? The main point of all this is that Dawkins is the perfect representative for the Cult of Gnu.)


Syllabus said...

Apparently even the most die-hard atheist will utter a word of prayer in foxholes.... and radio shows? Well, what else can one expect.

IlĂ­on said...


The Deuce said...

I notice that some atheists are trying to use Dawkins' supposed senility to "defend" him on this. You know it's bad when the best you can say on a guy's behalf is that he hasn't always been as much of an idiot as he is now. Of course, they sort of have to take this tack, being the hero-worshipers of Dawkins that they are, since it would reflect pretty badly on them if it became widely recognized that their object of adulation has always been such a mediocrity.

As for Dawkins himself, he isn't getting senile - merely increasingly less guarded about what he allows to come out of his mouth, as he becomes increasingly aware that his followers are a bunch of incurious drones who will eagerly lap up whatever bullshit he throws their way and make excuses for him, without ever holding him to any standards of logic or caring that their intelligence has been insulted.

BenYachov said...


The problem is not so much it might lead a person to eternal damnation.

But that it will make them not just an idiot but a f***ing idiot during the interim.

Gnu's! Fundies without god-belief.

God I miss atheists like Carl Sagan!*

*Of course He's not an Atheist now.

Crude said...

Well, Sagan explicitly denied being an atheist. He was an agnostic, and outright said that he'd 'have to know a lot more than he did' to be an atheist.

I'm going to laugh when a new survey is taken, and it's discovered that the primary results of the Cult of Gnu's recruitment efforts has been to drag the average IQ of atheists -downward-.

some kant said...

This is me after I heard those news: