Joined: Aug. 2006
|Quote (dmso74 @ May 19 2009,09:39)|
|It seems that a common quality of ID people is to think they're clever when they're really stupid.|
This brings back memories of a comment (off site) of UD (now ir)regular Lee Bowman. Lee had learned that a podcast re-enactment of the Dover trial was in the offing. Lee reported on it, getting facts badly wrong, but the real gem was in this comment in the follow on:
Lee is so pleased with this bit of wit he ends with a flourish:
|Don’t believe everything you read Andy, but thanx anyway for taking me literally! And good luck with you podcast. I really think a four act play would be better, tho. Here’s a scenario.|
Act (1), Gathering facts, and maybe letting everyone take a taste of primordial soup to really help set the mood. Act (2), Watching the facts evolve, for the amusement of the audience, and of course the genetic mutant on the bench. And don’t forget the stack of peer review books and papers, since watching the witness have to peek around it will always get a laugh. Act (3) For the finale, have the Marine Band waiting in the wings to play patriotic music as Eric Rothschild tells his epic saga of the plight for deliverance from theocratic oppression (but for g** sake, don’t have them play ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic!) Stay silent for the defense, however. Then have the audience stand up and salute as the band plays Stars and Stripes Forever as Judge gives the final accolades, and exits the room.
After a brief intermission for refreshments and to stretch a bit, Act (4) could start off with a narrative read by an announcer offstage, while gradualistic phyletic images are projected onto the curtain. Some sound effects would be cool! When the hominid lineage arrives, have the curtain open half way, and as a spotlight falls on the judge, have him read his ’scathing decision’, and have him do it with passion, but with pauses to half smile and make audience eye contact (ala GW style). After the show, sign autographs in the lobby, while serving little Trilobite cookies and little demitasse cups of primordial soup.
Just kidding. The Podcast will be fine.
|Also, you can file this under touché.|
In the words of PZ Myers:
|Those people are so stupid it hurts.|
We no longer say: â€śAnother day; another bad day for Darwinism.â€ť We now say: â€śAnother day since the time Darwinism was disproved.â€ť
-PaV, Uncommon Descent, 19 June 2016