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    Default The Enemies of Reason by Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins - The Enemies of Reason (part 1)

    Was an excellent show I thought, maybe not as meaningful to me as the god delusion because I have been a skeptic on these things for so long anyway, but still an interesting documentary.

    Thoughts?

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    "No one can be free of the chains that surround them"

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    The title of this thread is perhaps a little misleading.

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    Did you see what happened to the superstitious pigeons yet? I haven't watched it (its on my sky+) but I'm intrigued about the pigeons you mentioned...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    The title of this thread is perhaps a little misleading.
    Oh right lol, it is, but anyone who actually clciks on the link will know what I meant after.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Did you see what happened to the superstitious pigeons yet? I haven't watched it (its on my sky+) but I'm intrigued about the pigeons you mentioned...!

    -Geoff

    Not had a chance yet to rewatch it, I will do later today. Dawkins was working off of this theory I believe:

    http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Skinner/Pigeon/
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    I'll watch it soon.

    Dennet Brown did one call Messiah. Here's two of the parts. (7-8 minutes each)


    YouTube - Derren Brown- Instant Conversion

    YouTube - Derren Brown - The Dream Machine (Messiah)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahara View Post
    Oh right lol, it is, but anyone who actually clciks on the link will know what I meant after.
    I dunno, I know some people who would agree with that assessment of Dawkins.

    (Love a man who can preach though; glad to see the skill isn't entirely monopolized by rightists.)
    Dost thou love Life? Then do not squander Time; for that's the Stuff Life is made of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlets View Post
    I'll watch it soon.

    Dennet Brown did one call Messiah. Here's two of the parts. (7-8 minutes each)


    YouTube - Derren Brown- Instant Conversion

    YouTube - Derren Brown - The Dream Machine (Messiah)
    Thanks darlets , I missed that one and have been wanting to watch it ever since my friend told me about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I dunno, I know some people who would agree with that assessment of Dawkins.

    (Love a man who can preach though; glad to see the skill isn't entirely monopolized by rightists.)
    Lol I know people who agree with that statement too, but then I think they would be missing the point of what reson means, Dawkins is not the enemy of reason, I find he is just pushing for people to use theirs.

    Just to use ones reason to look at something in a rational manner?
    "No one can be free of the chains that surround them"

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    I have fixed the title though lol forgot this was a board full of pedantics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahara View Post
    I have fixed the title though lol forgot this was a board full of pedantics.
    A board full of pedants.
    Dost thou love Life? Then do not squander Time; for that's the Stuff Life is made of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    A board full of pedants.
    Lol damn it.
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