lunedì 5 marzo 2018

Robert slaps Stephen Dawkins on his latest blog post.

Robert's latest post (might be deleted by now) says,
"I'll give Stephen Dawkins his due. He is a good thinker and comes up with a lot of "I never thought of that" ideas. He's 76 did you know?

Anyway he's now saying the Universe existed a couple of billion years before the big bang and time was like a boomerang that doesn't quite make it back.

He didn't really say that but that's my take on it.

It's like an admission of defeat though."


Well, Robert, you might have won a big one there! Except that I think you confused two people - Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking. That sort of doesn't make your accusation very scientific. 
Facts, or getting names right, are important when you put someone's views or ideas down. You also put ideas into this chap Stephen Dawkins' mouth.
"Anyway he's now saying the Universe existed a couple of billion years before the big bang and time was like a boomerang that doesn't quite make it back."
Like you admit, he didn't actually say that.
Off course he didn't bloody well say that because Stephen Dawkins is probably a bloody motor mechanic in Bristol!



Stephen Dawkins - he does a good job on cars. A very reliable mechanic.

We live in an age where reason is generally accepted (and I do say 'generally'). Actually, I should have used a word like 'sometimes'.
We know a lot more things these days. We understand the Solar System. We know that earthquakes don't mean that someone's god is displeased. We understand that eclipses are not a message, or a threat. I guess that we all need to grow up. Look, Stephen Dawkins is probably a lovely guy and a good mechanic. Like most of us, he probably knows shit all about how the universe came to be. Scientists are always working on this problem. No need to believe what primitave people thought thousands of years ago. Even Stephen ( the mechanic) probably has a better handle on how these things came about - except if his head is full of silly religious ideas.

8 commenti:

Robert ha detto...

Robert laughs. In the end they are both a couple of atheists hiding behind science to further their beliefs!

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

I wonder what Richard Hawking thinks about it all?

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

" In the end they are both a couple of atheists hiding behind science to further their beliefs!"

So creationists and christians don't hide behind their religion to further their beliefs then?

Robert ha detto...

Oh dear. Typical of an atheist.
Throw the question back.
Because the atheists do not have an answer!

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

"Robert laughs. In the end they are both a couple of atheists hiding behind science to further their beliefs!"
That is such a stupid thing to say. Remember the concept of faith that religions like to cling to?

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

"Because the atheists do not have an answer!"
Well, let's just make something up. Preferably something that primative people came up with.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Good idea.
Here's a good plot for a historical drama with some extra-terrestrial or even supernatural influences.
Kind of Like the film Cowboys and Aliens.

A simple family living 2000 years ago somewhere in the Middle East are getting on with their lives keeping away from the politics of the day - Roman Occupation, revolutionary ferment, state vs religion hassles etc. The man Joseph is a carpenter. He's a good bloke in a Jimmy Stewart sort of way. His wife Mary though is a real looker. Kind of in the Audrey Hepburn mould. Stunning even though according to the mores of the days she was only in her early teens. Illegally early teens. Dirty old men coveted her. One joker named Michael had the hots for her. Michael was like a Ralph Fiennes type - good looking, older and very clever with the gift of the gab. He gets into Mary's pants and knocks her up. Mary is worried but Michael spins this yarn that he says old simple Joseph will buy into. The story he says is that he, Michael, is a messenger from Heaven - an Archangel in fact sent by God as Mary was selected to bear 'The Son of Man'. Michael embellishes the story a bit with nonsense about original sin, redemption, God The Father, The Holy Ghost and the need for a third guy to make up a Trinity. Mary, being a bit dim but bright enough to know that Joseph, who hasn't been able to get it up for a while will know that if she's pregnant that she's been putting it about and will have her stoned to death, embraces the story and duly has a 'holy' child. Luckily Mary's older sister Maude has a promising son who's been studying marketing. His name is John. John, with input from Michael works up an elaborate
and convincing marketing plan that over the years dictates Mary's son, Jesus the almost bastard.

This is the Pilot for a series and can be episode one.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

You should have just done a post.