Humor aside, Tyson made a very strong argument on why intelligent design is dangerous for science in the following segment.
"Science is a philosophy of discovery, intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance."
He spent about 8 minutes pointing out how intelligent design (not just the current modern movement) has affected the most brilliant minds in the history of science and has probably delayed progress by several centuries.
Adam was hanging around the garden of Eden feeling very lonely.
So, God asked him, "What's wrong with you, my child?"
Adam said he didn't have anyone to talk to.
Thinking about it for a moment, God said that He was going to make Adam a companionn and that it would be a woman.
God said, "This pretty lady will gather food for you, she will cook for you, and when you discover clothing, she will wash them for you. She will always agree with every decision you make and she will not nag you. She will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you've had a disagreement. She will praise you. She will bear your children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them. She will NEVER have a headache and will freely give you love and passion whenever you need it."
Adam asked God, "What will a woman like this cost?"
Before I post the following joke of the day, please please please keep in mind that I have a clear conscience that I AM NOT A RACIST IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM AND THAT I DON'T AGREE WITH ANYTHING THE FOLLOWING POEM HAS TO SAY. That said, I got a really good laugh out of it simply because of the cleverness put into it. I actually found myself reading it in rhythm. And it rhymes!
quote: I cross ocean, poor and broke, Take bus, see employment folk. Nice man treat me good in there, Say I need to see welfare.
Welfare say, "You come no more, We send cash right to your door."
Welfare checks, they make you wealthy, Medicaid it keep you healthy!
By and by, I got plenty money, Thanks to you, American dummy.
Write to friends in motherland, Tell them 'come fast as you can.'
They come in turbans and Ford trucks, I buy big house with welfare bucks
They come here, we live together, More welfare checks, it gets better!
Fourteen families, they moving in, But neighbor's patience wearing thin.
Finally, American guy moves away, Now I buy his house, and then I say,
"Find more aliens for house to rent." And in the yard I put a tent.
Send for family they just trash, But they, too, draw the welfare cash!
Everything is very good, And soon we own the neighborhood.
We have hobby -- it's called breeding, Welfare pay for baby feeding.
Kids need dentist? Wife need pills? We get free! We got no bills!
American crazy! He pay all year, To keep welfare running here.
We think America darn good place! Too darn good for the American race.
If they no like us, they can scram, Got lots of room in Pakistan.
Added by edit.
Apparently, it was written by councillor Ellenor Bland, a Tory. Here is the original version about the UK.
quote:I cross ocean poor and broke Take bus, see employment folk. Nice man treat me good in there. Say I need to see welfare. Welfare say, "You come no more, we send cash right to your door." Welfare cheques - they make you wealthy! NHS - it keep you healthy! By and by, I got plenty money. Thanks to you, British dummy! Write to friends in motherland. Tell them "come fast as you can". They come in turbans and Ford trucks. I buy big house with welfare bucks! They come here, we live together. More welfare cheques, it gets better! Fourteen families, they moving in, but neighbour's patience wearing thin. Finally, white guy moves away. Now I buy his house, then I say, "Find more aliens for house to rent." And in the yard I put a tent. Everything is very good, and soon we own the neighbourhood. We have hobby, it's called breeding. Welfare pay for baby feeding. Kids need dentist? Wife need pills? We get free! We got no bills! Britain crazy! They pay all year, to keep welfare running here. We think UK darn good place. Too darn good for the white man race! If they no like us, they can scram. Got lots of room in Pakistan!
Edit again. My apology. Ellenor Bland didn't write this, although she was removed from the list of candidates for forwarding the email LOL! What a dumbass!
I don't like to watch myself, nor do I like posting videos on youtube. I'm weird about things like that.
I know how you feel. I was involved in a shooting some months ago that caused the life of a buddy of mine in the department and left me covered in his blood. When the vultures showed up (aka the press), I was dodging like hell trying not to appear in any news outlet. I still moan for the loss of one of my colleagues, but I am happy as hell that the only mention of me in the press was "a friend" when they wrote about the fallen officer. I tried to yank every chain I could to keep my name from being released.
Anyway, for some reason, I've always thought your avatar was you. Who's that if it's not you?