The Scientific Indian

Bill O’ Reilly supposedly interviewed Richard Dawkins. Bill had the mike, the studio and the buttons and so Bill jumped on the pulpit and delivered his sermon without having the decency to treat the guest properly (he didn’t allow Dawkins to say much).

O’Reilly referred to the tides and the (apparent) movement of sun as the physiology of things. He probably meant to say, physicology of things, which is the word he must’ve recalled during the interview that should’ve seemed somewhat related to the physics of things. The mangled word, of course, comes from the science class he attended many decades ago while he was in a permanent state of distraction thinking of god.

An innocuous mixup of scientific terms, perhaps? Well, you don’t need to be a scientist to know that physiology can’t explain the tides and the sun. He brings the conversation down to his own level and thumps his chest at every opportune and inopportune moment. As they say here in the UK, the guy is a time-waster.

Comments

  1. #1 gawker
    April 24, 2007

    If nothing else, the existence of a smug condescending prick like Bill O Reilly in this world confirms that the universe wasn’t designed by an intelligent creator.

    And tides? Jesus Christ, of everything he could have come up with that is unexplainable, he came up with tides and sun rising in the east? 5th graders know why tides are caused and why the sun rises in the east.

  2. #2 kate
    April 25, 2007

    another mind-blowing interview by our science-savvy friend bill.

    thx for post, had been looking for clip :)

  3. #3 anon
    April 27, 2007

    Wonder why Dawkins agreed to appear on Bill O Reilly’s show.

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