Dawkins mutation in the mind music video: “this is your brain on bad acid”
|June 26, 2013||Posted by scordova under Audio, Just For Fun, Spirituality|
In the video, Dawkins gets his head split open and then all we see are his brains and eyeballs, then they multiply…. at the end he says, “as for me, I’d rather spread memes than genes anyway.” We then see him tooting his own horn while a dinosaur swallows a shark.
The video that Richard Dawkins made for an advertising company in Cannes is like a particularly vivid anti-drug commercial: this is your brain on bad acid, except, of course, that this is a portrait of a brain wrecked by self-importance.
Skip to about 4:50 to see the video.
HT: Mike Gene
Despite all the sadness in the world, the few glimpses of beauty make it believable the world wasn’t an accident. A former atheist Patrick Glynn said it was hard for him to remain an atheist after he found the love of his life. He eventually converted as a result of meeting his wife Gabrielle. He writes of his journey in God the Evidence.
To that end, instead of Richard Dawkins “Mutation of the Mind”, here are Sarah Brightman and Cliff Richard performing “All I Ask of You” from the musical Phantom of the Opera.
One of my favorites things to see are the Fountains of the Bellagio when I visit Las Vegas. When I studied piano I used to perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody like the one featured in this video. So many designs in the world of man seem at variance with mere survival advantage. Man’s intelligent designs like Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody and the Bellagio Fountains remind me of the extravagant designs in nature. They seem to be there for no other reason than to be wonderful.