Tim Minchin’s “If You Open Your Mind Too Much, Your Brains Will Fall Out (Take My Wife)”

God Damn the SGU.
No wait, that doesn’t sound right. God bless the SGU.
Nope, still doesn’t seem right. Thank god for the SGU.
Hmm, still sounds off. Thanks to whatever caused the big bang, billions of years of star evolution, planet formation, abiogenesis, evolution, and perhaps a bit of random chance for the SGU.

On the January 28th episode of the Skeptic’s Guide To The Universe, the crew interviewed Tim Minchin (who just so happens to be the author of the current quote at the top of this blog). At the beginning of this interview, they play the audio of a song by Tim Minchin ,which cracked me up (and almost caused me to crash my car).

If anyone can show me one example in the history of the world of a single Psychic who has been able to prove under reasonable experimental conditions that they are able to read minds

And if anyone can show me one example in the history of the world of a single Astrologer who has been able to prove under reasonable experimental conditions that they can predict events by interpreting celestial signs

And if anyone can show me one example in the history of the world of a single Homeopathic Practitioner who has been able to prove under reasonable experimental conditions that solutions made of infinitely tiny particles of good stuff dissolved repeatedly into relatively huge quantities of water has a consistently higher medicinal value than a similarly administered placebo

And if anyone can show me just one example in the history of the world of a single Spiritual or religious person who has been able to prove either logically or empirically the existence of a higher power that has any consciousness or interest in the human race or ability to punish or reward humans for there moral choices or that there is any reason – other than fear – to believe in any version of an afterlife

I’ll give you my piano, one of my legs, and my wife

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About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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2 Responses to Tim Minchin’s “If You Open Your Mind Too Much, Your Brains Will Fall Out (Take My Wife)”

  1. Amy Bacon says:

    i love this because its true xx

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