Saturday, July 25, 2009

Yet another reason why I love Richard Dawkins

From the comments on an article on fungus farming ants at the Richard Dawkins Foundation website:
Oh Richard. Heart. And yes, that is actually him commenting.

I'm sure some faitheists would be annoyed by such a comment, but I'm just struck by the sheer awesomeness of Richard Dawkins telling some trollish commenter to fuck off.

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16 comments:

  1. Roflcopter!! Great find, Jen.

    (In case you can't tell, I have nothing better to do today than follow your blogathon while sitting at work, fixing people's computers.) That really made me laugh.

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  2. That is pretty awesome. I am waving my pom-poms in delight and cheerleading.

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  3. I'm actually in the same boat. I figured that, since I woke up around the time your post started, I'd cheerlead and try to at least be moderately amusing for the duration.

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  4. Hahaha, are you working too, though?

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  5. lol I almost chocked on my drink when I read his comment :)

    Thought I'd share this link for everyone:
    http://freethinker.co.uk/2009/07/25/it’s-an-outrage-gay-drag-queen-big-mama-capretta-is-a-catholic-priest-by-day/

    Now if only all catholics were like this, I don't think I'd mind them all that much

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  6. Nope. Everyone I'd normally work for/help now is out of town for the weekend.

    So, not the same boat. Mine is more of a dinghy with a tarp covering it so I can hide from the evil sun.

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  7. You could just come hang out here, Andre. Nova Scotia must have pissed on god's shoes, as we have had six summer days so far. Everything else is muggy and cloudy and crap.

    (suggesting the divine is behind weather patterns is firmly tongue-in-cheek)

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  8. Not a fan of muggy, but cloudy is my thing. Can't see a damned thing in bright light.

    I would if I could, though. Texas is the worst in summer.

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  9. Haha! Epic ownage!
    I just love that, it put a huge smile on my face :D

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  10. I have many, many reasons why Texas isn't my thing, buddy. I don't know how you do it.

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  11. I love you guys :D

    It's pretty cloudy and sad here right now. Probably for the best, otherwise I'd want to run around outside.

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  12. It's a trick of birth. That big 'Texas Pride' thing we all have? The doctor gives it to you right out of the womb, along with your hat and gun.

    The people born in rural areas just get more, since there are fewer of them.

    It's almost impossible to get rid of once it's in you. Terrible, terrible stuff. It's easier to quit smoking, religion, and trickle-down economics than it is to quit Texas if you're a native. <.<

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  13. Aww, Jen. Thanks. It really looks like it's about to pour down here. Great blogging and working weather. I am doing both right now.

    Hahaha, yeah, I know what you mean, Andre. It's kinda like how I know all the words to Barrett's Privateers, and Farewell to Nova Scotia. You're born into it. In the end, there's no place I'd rather be.

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  14. Yep. It's exactly that.

    Of course, I've found that the Pacific Northwest is a place I could really get used to, if I needed to get out of Texas for some reason. Most folks from the humid swamp parts of Texas seem to agree.

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  15. Yeah, I hear that a lot. I dunno, I've not been, but my dad's family is from BC. So I have roots there. But at the same time...they get a lot of smug out there.

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  16. Just for those who haven't seen Dawkins' first public use of that quote:

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

    It's a classic (in fact, that whole Beyond Belief was a classic).

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