The arrogance of being thick as a brick

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The footage regarding black holes came from a BBC documentary. The only clip that appears still to be available is here:

The Lawrence krauss lecture "A Universe from nothing" can be found here:

I apologise for referring to "middle earth" rather than "middle world".

"A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere."
Charles Kettering

"A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance."

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Comment by Loren Miller on March 4, 2012 at 1:14pm

If you want to engage them about science, I can think of no one better qualified to so so than Neil deGrasse Tyson.  If this interview he did with Steven Colbert doesn't help, I don't know what will!

Comment by matthew greenberg on March 3, 2012 at 11:59am

"science is interesting.  and if you don't agree you can fuck off!"  - Dawkins


sometimes a little arrogance is a good thing :)  loved the video, now how can i share it with my believing friends and family without pissing them off?

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 3, 2012 at 11:07am

Loren, I also saw this, and I concur. What always impresses me with these ladies and gentlemen in the scientific pursuits is their willingness to say "I don't know" and their willingness to give up on, as it were, their own hypothesis and commomly held theories if they are proven counter to a newer, much more complete theory. Arrogance indeed. Ha!

Comment by Loren Miller on March 3, 2012 at 8:06am

Saw this on YouTube the other day ... just, plain BRILLIANT.


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