Respectful Insolence

Richard Dawkins and the Age of the Machine

Hilarious, particularly “big-pimpin'” Daddy Dennett:

I can’t make up my mind if it’s meant to skewer Dawkins or whether it’s meant ironically as a way of making fun of ID creationists and how they view Dawkins…

Comments

  1. #1 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    March 29, 2008

    I’m pretty sure it’s mostly at the creos with some snarky hits on “big science’s” attitudes.

    Either way, it’s damn funny.

  2. #2 decrepitoldfool
    March 29, 2008

    I can’t make up my mind if it’s meant to skewer Dawkins or whether it’s meant ironically as a way of making fun of ID creationists and how they view Dawkins…

    I’m OK with it either way; get my laughs where I can. But I strongly suspect it is the latter.

  3. #3 Bronze Dog
    March 29, 2008

    I don’t think Creationists have the sense of humor necessary for this sort of thing.

  4. #4 Chad
    March 29, 2008

    I’m kinda ashamed to say it’s pretty catchy…

    Oh, and Bronze Dog is 100% correct.

  5. #5 Sastra
    March 29, 2008

    One of the strongest argument that this didn’t come from the creationists behind EXpelled is that there are no Nazi references. You think they could have resisted a Hip-Hop-Hitler?

  6. #6 Pseudonym
    March 29, 2008

    I agree with Rev. BigDumbChimp’s interpretation.

    It’s mostly a smackdown of creos, while also comparing the perceived attitude of “New Atheists” with the sort of silly bravado that you find in hip hop. Very clever, all up.

  7. #7 royniles
    March 29, 2008

    It was made by an agnostic Hindu.

  8. #8 Tyler DiPietro
    March 29, 2008

    “It’s mostly a smackdown of creos, while also comparing the perceived attitude of “New Atheists” with the sort of silly bravado that you find in hip hop.”

    I told you my homies were gangsta!

  9. #9 Kristjan Wager
    March 30, 2008

    Not only do I think it’s pro-science, I also think it was done by someone who either is involved in the fight, or has followed it closely. There are too many inside references – a simple thing like PZ’s squid hat shows that the creator is aware of that aspect of his interests, which is not something that has been brought up in connection to the whole Expelled debacle.

  10. #10 AL
    March 30, 2008

    I told you my homies were gangsta!

    You mean “was,” cuz. “I told you my homies was gangsta.”

  11. #11 Iggy
    March 31, 2008

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    It’s stuck in my head now. I can’t get it out!

    Does this make Eugenie and PZ honorary horsepeople?

    Somebody should sneak this into the screening copy of Expelled. I wonder if they would like it too.

  12. #12 386sx
    March 31, 2008

    You mean “was,” cuz. “I told you my homies was gangsta.”

    i told u my homies wuz gangsta caus ur ma bruva dats y homie!

  13. #13 peterbr
    April 1, 2008

    It’s a triple-reverse-satire of ID.

    But yeah, there’s too many in-jokes that ID folks wouldn’t be aware of, like PZ’s squid hat or Hitchen’s “I (heart) (booze)” headband.

    Hilarious either way.

  14. #14 Iggy
    April 1, 2008

    And now we have an awesome retort for idiots and tards.

    “DICK TO THE DAWK TO THE PHd, I’M SMARTER THAN YOU, I GOT A SCIENCE DEGREE!!!”

    Someone should find out who did it, and award them an Internet.

  15. #15 Amy Alkon
    April 1, 2008

    Hilarious. Dennett, especially. Linked ya.

  16. #16 Reginald Selkirk
    April 2, 2008

    The Expelled! folks would know about PZ and his squid fetish. Note that, other than Genie Scott, all of Dawkins’ posse is the “new atheists” rather than evo supporters. No room for any theists like Ken Miller?

    Whoever did this was sloppy enough to make “Ph.D.” a central part of the lyrics without checking to find out that Dawkins does not in fact have a Ph.D.. He has an M.A., a D.Phil. and a D.Sc.

  17. #17 Amazed
    April 4, 2008

    WOW!

    You people are so arrogant that you won’t even realize when someone’s making fun of you.

    Wow, just… wow.

  18. #18 Creationist
    April 16, 2008

    Hey Atheists! Why do you laugh at this video? It’s insulting you, you ought to be angry and mad, not to have fun! It’s mocking your atheist pope Dawkins, your priests Myers, Hitchens etc and YOUR GOD DARWIN!!! Why don’t you burn cars on the streets or something, show us how angry you are!!! You are embarrassed and offended, you hate the author of this video, don’t pretend you can make fun of yourself (nobody can!), you are very angry, hateful and furious!!!!!!!! SHOW US HOW MILITANT YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. #19 Natalie
    April 16, 2008

    “Hey Atheists!… and YOUR GOD DARWIN!!!

    There are several good free dictionaries online. Look up “atheist”. Look up “God”. Do you see the problem here?

  20. #20 Infidel Michael
    April 17, 2008

    You people are so arrogant that you won’t even realize when someone’s making fun of you.

    Of course, this video makes fun of atheists, but atheists are not muslims – they won’t get offended by a cartoon. This video is just funny and if somebody tried to piss off atheists, then he failed. There will be no death-threats, no mass demonstrations, no call for censorship. This is what pisses the believers on this issue, that atheists aren’t such thin-skinned pussies like they are.

  21. #21 Bronze Dog
    April 17, 2008

    Gee, Creationists can’t even tell when their conspiracy theories are being played over the top to induce parody. This thing’s intended to make fun of how you idiots perceive Dawkins and such.

  22. #22 MartinM
    April 17, 2008

    ‘Creationist’ is a parody, right? Playing on all that ‘militant atheist’ nonsense.

  23. #23 Coin
    April 17, 2008

    Of course, this video makes fun of atheists, but atheists are not muslims

    Uh, wow.

  24. #24 MartinM
    April 17, 2008

    Of course, this video makes fun of atheists, but atheists are not muslims

    …or are we?

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