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Hello Darwin my old friend!

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« on: October 01, 2010, 10:00:23 AM »

Worth listening to.

The Sound of Science
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 13:47:43 PM »

Brilliant! I like.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 14:14:31 PM »

since 'the sound of silence' is my favourite song of all time, i would have been very much irked if they effed it up.  but they did right by me.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 13:39:12 PM »

saw this over at rationalskepticism just now, which brought a smile to bear   Cheesy


Hello Darwin my old friend
I've come to read from you again
you comfort me when I grow weary
of people saying "it's just a theory"
Because a theory is a system of abstractions
in our finite minds
of laws behind
the things we find
with science

And on the internet i saw
a billion people, maybe more
People clinging to old delusions
People jumping to conclusions
People holding superstitions that are obviously quite absurd
Who'd never heard
a single word
of science

How do you think a doctor knows
How a disease like cancer grows?
How did we learn how me might treat it?
How do you think one day we might beat it?
It won't be by taking sugar pills
or standing on one leg for hours
while eating flowers
But through the power
of science

If you have answers and you're sure
They're better than what came before
Make your hypothesis and test it
Take the results you've collected
Then you write them in a paper
and submit it for peer review
That's what we do
To check it's truly science

And the people stood and prayed
They said "our faith cannot be swayed"
They have their views and they won't move them
They have their truths and they won't prove them
They'll take the words of the prophets
Over fossils that were really found
Beneath the ground
They don't like the sound
of science
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 13:50:30 PM »

tisk tisk cy. sleeping on the job?
http://forum.skeptic.za.org/general-skepticism/hello-darwin-my-old-friend!/
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 14:15:30 PM »

 Undecided  Cry

Sleeping it is. That and surfing at work where youtubez is blocked and I never bothered to recheck at home.

Maybe  BluEGrAY can move my post and close this thread  Tongue

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 14:25:51 PM »



Probably not his fault, its new to me too as I couldnt view it at work....  Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 14:28:10 PM »

it's so friggin ossum, it deserves a twice mention.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 14:50:35 PM »

Probably not his fault, its new to me too as I couldnt view it at work....  Undecided
The lady over at rationalskepticism (Agrippina from South Africa  Grin) who posted it, had the vid, which I now *have* to watch, and the words, which caught my eye. 
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010, 17:24:53 PM »

Yep, quite brilliant and fun.  Cheesy

"They take the words of the prophets over the fossils that were really found" - how blooming apt.

Number one for me remains "Storm" by Tim Minchin, which I discovered on this very forum but this is a very nice one.
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