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onifre
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Message 301 of 540 (525784)
09-24-2009 4:12 PM


Tyson at his funniest IMO
This to me is his funniest video, and his explanation for UFOs is *curiously* relevant to several current hot-threads.

Great delivery, great timing, hits the punchlines with energy...all-in-all he's a good comedic physicist. lol

- Oni


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RAZD
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Message 302 of 540 (525815)
09-24-2009 7:51 PM
Reply to: Message 301 by onifre
09-24-2009 4:12 PM


Re: Tyson at his funniest IMO
LOL.

This to me is his funniest video, and his explanation for UFOs is *curiously* relevant to several current hot-threads.

Are you ready to be abducted?

and "curiously" he says there isn't enough evidence to know, and that he does not believe in a negative hypothesis. Strikes me as an open-minded skeptic, and yes, the proper approach for science.

I'm not sure it's his funniest though, as I thought the first one was better. Of course that is a subjective evaluation eh? And of course, I haven't heard ALL his arguments ...

Enjoy.


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onifre
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Message 303 of 540 (525825)
09-24-2009 8:48 PM
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09-24-2009 7:51 PM


Re: Tyson at his funniest IMO
Are you ready to be abducted?

Only for comedy material, but I will take something from the ship as Neil suggested.

and "curiously" he says there isn't enough evidence to know, and that he does not believe in a negative hypothesis. Strikes me as an open-minded skeptic, and yes, the proper approach for science.

It seems like Neil, you and myself are in agreement. As I wrote in the Pseudo-thread, Message 101 (which hasn't be replied to ):

quote:
Only when applicable, like when one asks my position on biological alien life. I would see no reason to hold to a negative or positive hypothesis in regards to that question. I agree that at that point, the only honest position is that of agnostic.

I guess great minds do think alike.

I'm not sure it's his funniest though, as I thought the first one was better. Of course that is a subjective evaluation eh?

LOL, yes it is.

- Oni


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Message 304 of 540 (525849)
09-24-2009 11:30 PM
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09-24-2009 4:12 PM


Re: Tyson at his funniest IMO
Ok, on this one I agree with you. Excellent material and delivery.

Just don't ask me to describe why I distinguish between the two.


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Message 305 of 540 (526065)
09-25-2009 6:41 PM
Reply to: Message 304 by NosyNed
09-24-2009 11:30 PM


Re: Tyson at his funniest IMO
Ned the Nose writes:

Just don't ask me to describe why I distinguish between the two.


Why do you distinguish between the two?
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onifre
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Message 306 of 540 (526129)
09-25-2009 11:25 PM
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09-25-2009 6:41 PM


Re: Tyson at his funniest IMO
Why do you distinguish between the two?

Because "funny" is subjective, just like religion. And no one knows why they like one more than the other.

Is Jesus funnier than Allah? Is Vishnu funnier than Zeus? Is Apollo funnier than Carlin*?

* There are those who feel Carlin was god.

- Oni


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onifre
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Message 307 of 540 (526137)
09-25-2009 11:57 PM
Reply to: Message 304 by NosyNed
09-24-2009 11:30 PM


Re: Tyson at his funniest IMO
Ok, on this one I agree with you. Excellent material and delivery.
Just don't ask me to describe why I distinguish between the two.

If I had to explain what I distinguished between the two I'd say that, in the first video he had a rehearsed bit of dialogue which forces you to constantly ask yourself, as you're delivering it, "what do I say next?" So you can't be as natural as you'd like.

Where as in the second video, he gets asked a random question which he didn't have anything planed to say as a response. Most, if not all, of what he said in the second video was off-the-cuff, improvised, dialogue. When you do that, you are usually completely natural. And as anyone who has ever seen a comic on TV and the same comic live can tell you, natural is always funnier to watch than rehearsed material.

Here's a comic who I love to watch live. He barely does rehearsed material. I've seen him do an 1 hour set at one club, then head to another club that same night and do a completely different 1 hour set.

Watch both videos and, at least to me, the improvised stuff is funnier than the rehearsed material (which you should be able to notice the difference between the 2 types).

From what I've noticed, it's always funnier when it's off-the-cuff and improvised. Maybe that's what you noticed was different between the 2 DeGrasse clips?

- Oni


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RAZD
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Message 308 of 540 (526212)
09-26-2009 8:01 AM


non-sequitur
Thought this was a good model of debate here:


Click to enlarge

Non Sequitur, by Wiley
http://www.uclick.com/client/spi/nq/

Enjoy


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Taz
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Message 309 of 540 (526350)
09-26-2009 8:09 PM
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09-25-2009 11:25 PM


Re: Tyson at his funniest IMO
Now I know a comic can't tell the difference between a question and a rhetorical question.
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onifre
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Message 310 of 540 (526358)
09-26-2009 8:26 PM
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09-26-2009 8:09 PM


Re: Tyson at his funniest IMO
Now I know a comic can't tell the difference between a question and a rhetorical question.

He does, he just doesn't give a shit and answers anyway, just like that Taz guy.


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DevilsAdvocate
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Message 311 of 540 (526408)
09-27-2009 7:19 AM
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09-24-2009 4:12 PM


Re: Tyson at his funniest IMO
I love Tyson because he knows how to speak to the layman in non-scientific terms to bring them into the 21st century. He is an excellent spokesman and liason for the scientific community.

I love Dawkins as well but he can get a little too cerebral and uncomprehensible to the scientific illiterate. His style may work in Europe but to us American's Tyson is a little more relatable.


"You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe." - Carl Sagan

"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World


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onifre
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Message 312 of 540 (529326)
10-08-2009 10:05 PM


EvC Forum talk show?
These sound like familiar arguments. Makes me think of what an EvC Forum talkshow may look and sound like.

Percy, you could be the Noam Chomsky in the video. RAZD and Straggler for the other two guys maybe? LOL

- Oni


  
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Message 313 of 540 (529338)
10-09-2009 1:14 AM


The LOLCat Bible translation
You've heard of the new Conservative Bible Project.

But more significant, and as I understand it mostly complete, is the LOLCat Bible translation

Genesis 1:

quote:
1 Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem.

2 Da Urfs no had shapez An haded dark face, An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz.

3 At start, no has lyte. An Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz lite? An lite wuz.4 An Ceiling Cat sawed teh lite, to seez stuffs, An splitted teh lite from dark but taht wuz ok cuz kittehs can see in teh dark An not tripz over nethin.5 An Ceiling Cat sayed light Day An dark no Day. It were FURST!!!1

6 An Ceiling Cat sayed, im in ur waterz makin a ceiling. But he no yet make a ur. An he maded a hole in teh Ceiling.7 An Ceiling Cat doed teh skiez with waterz down An waterz up. It happen.8 An Ceiling Cat sayed, i can has teh firmmint wich iz funny bibel naim 4 ceiling, so wuz teh twoth day.

9 An Ceiling Cat gotted all teh waterz in ur base, An Ceiling Cat hadz dry placez cuz kittehs DO NOT WANT get wet.10 An Ceiling Cat called no waterz urth and waters oshun. Iz good.

11 An Ceiling Cat sayed, DO WANT grass! so tehr wuz seedz An stufs, An fruitzors An vegbatels. An a Corm. It happen.12 An Ceiling Cat sawed that weedz ish good, so, letz there be weedz.13 An so teh threeth day jazzhands.

14 An Ceiling Cat sayed, i can has lightz in the skiez for splittin day An no day.15 It happen, lights everwear, like christmass, srsly.16 An Ceiling Cat doeth two grate lightz, teh most big for day, teh other for no day.17 An Ceiling Cat screw tehm on skiez, with big nails An stuff, to lite teh Urfs.18 An tehy rulez day An night. Ceiling Cat sawed. Iz good.19 An so teh furth day w00t.

20 An Ceiling Cat sayed, waterz bring me phishes, An burds, so kittehs can eat dem. But Ceiling Cat no eated dem.21 An Ceiling Cat maed big fishies An see monstrs, which wuz like big cows, except they no mood, An other stuffs dat mooves, An Ceiling Cat sawed iz good.22 An Ceiling Cat sed O hai, make bebehs kthx. An dont worry i wont watch u secksy, i not that kynd uf kitteh.23 An so teh...fith day. Ceiling Cat taek a wile 2 cawnt.

24 An Ceiling Cat sayed, i can has MOAR living stuff, mooes, An creepie tings, An otehr aminals. It happen so tehre.25 An Ceiling Cat doed moar living stuff, mooes, An creepies, An otehr animuls, An did not eated tehm.

26 An Ceiling Cat sayed, letz us do peeps like uz, becuz we ish teh qte, An let min p0wnz0r becuz tehy has can openers.

27 So Ceiling Cat createded teh peeps taht waz like him, can has can openers he maed tehm, min An womin wuz maeded, but he did not eated tehm.

28 An Ceiling Cat sed them O hai maek bebehs kthx, An p0wn teh waterz, no waterz An teh firmmint, An evry stufs.

29 An Ceiling Cat sayed, Beholdt, the Urfs, I has it, An I has not eated it.30 For evry createded stufs tehre are the fuudz, to the burdies, teh creepiez, An teh mooes, so tehre. It happen. Iz good.

31 An Ceiling Cat sayed, Beholdt, teh good enouf for releaze as version 0.8a. kthxbai.


Better formatting at the source page.

Moose


  
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Message 314 of 540 (529662)
10-10-2009 1:07 AM


If Darwin were alive today...
It's a little old, but I recently read that Armstrong was convinced by conspiracy theorists that the moon landing was faked. It made me think that the same methods used by Ralph Coleman to research the fake moon landing, including the arduous task of scouring the internet for years, that are currently used by creationists to disprove evolution, must surely convince Darwin if he were alive today...
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Taz
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Message 315 of 540 (529762)
10-10-2009 11:38 AM


You get what you pay for
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?"

"An arm and a leg," God replied.

Then Adam asked, "What can I get for a rib?"

Of course the rest is history...........


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