Richard Dawkins: Plays The Piano

Submitted by: DickenMcHunt 6 years ago Science

Richard Dawkins gives context to human history by illustrating life over time, with a piano.
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Male 462
Yet our short lived existance will bring about the end of the world.
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Female 1,515
@auburnjunky what kind of missing link are you talking about? You mean between the common ancestor of the apes and humans? Because there is Ardipithecs, Australopithicus (6 spp), Paranthropus (3 spp), Homo habilis, Homo ergaster....blah blah blah google it. They show part of the development towards modern humans.
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Male 12,365
[quote]This is why evolution doesn`t make sense actually.[/quote]

Do you look outside and say things like "light doesn`t make sense" too? Evolution can be watched and is massively documented. It has huge effects on humanity every day, the most famous of which is MRSA (which is just one tiny part of an ongoing problem for humanity caused by evolution).

Anyone who denies evolution is so deliberately and doggedly ignorant of reality that they are insane and deserve derision or pity.
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Female 255
"Piano = 48 inches = 1220mm
Narrowest Piano String = 0.5mm
Age of Life = 3.5 billion years,
Therefore "human history" = 1.4 million years"

Woooooooooow

You should change your screen name from Lazy to Brainy
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Male 10,440
[quote] How come none of these evolutionary videos and stories we see on here ever mention/address the missing link. [/quote]

There is no missing link.

"less than the width of a piano string". Hmmm

Piano = 48 inches = 1220mm
Narrowest Piano String = 0.5mm
Age of Life = 3.5 billion years,
Therefore "human history" = 1.4 million years

Hmmm. Ok. That makes sense. I guess he`s right.
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Male 1,196
that is kinda interesting
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Male 2,402
@APJ311 responded:

Why has Channel 4 blocked it in England? :|

Cause it was a silly portrayal of a time line? I prefer bars and graphs. :-P
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Male 93
This is why evolution doesn`t make sense actually. I think he`s pulling some reverse psychology on us.
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Female 1,356
i was looking forward to some crazy musical piece... like, music-science fusion marriage... i am slightly disappointed in you richard dawkins.
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Male 258
I miss him on Family Feud.
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Male 3,474
And he`s fresh outta bubble gum...
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Male 12,365
[quote]Why has Channel 4 blocked it in England? :|[/quote]

Strange, but what`s stranger is one of the videos I found when I went to Youtube and searched for "richard dawkins piano". It`s a claim that Richard Dawkins is a closet believer in creationism. No, really, someone has made a 6 minute video claiming that. I didn`t watch it.
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Female 2,228
...Was anybody else expecting him to start playing Chopsticks? I feel so cheated now.
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Male 25,416
Really, i can play piano like that!
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Female 243
we did this in science class a while ago. the homework was to make a timeline (to scale) of the time since the beggining of the earth going all the way to the time occupied by us (meaning our 16 years or so. which was to small for us to draw. needless to say everyone was depressed the next day.
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Male 1,929
auburnjunky: the "missing link" doesn`t really exist. It`s like asking a 25 year old for one photo when they turned from child to adult. In reality we have several hundred examples which show growing up, but there`s no "missing link" per se.
Unless "missing link" refers to some half human half-monkey creature. In the analogy that would be like asking for a photo which shows when you were half-you and half-yourfriendBob.
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Male 4,807
@ Oystah... Awww thanks friend.
Merry X-mas and a very happy new year to you!!

ps. I love your new picture... Hawty !!!
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Male 7,585
ive heard this done many ways, but it always makes me feel even more insignificant. we really are nothing in the universe, considering we havent even been much for long on our own planet.
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Male 496
Well aren`t you a downer. Merry Christmas, you @#$%.
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Male 749
Why has Channel 4 blocked it in England? :|
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Female 4,039
@A1Butcher - where you been! Merry Christmas in case I don`t run into you here again in time.
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Male 10,339
@a1butcher:

Racist scientist is racist.
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Male 10,339
Disclaimer: DO NOT TAKE THIS QUESTION AS SOMETHING IT ISN`T! I MAY BE CHRISTIAN, BUT I AGREE WITH EVOLUTIONARY THEORY!

How come none of these evolutionary videos and stories we see on here ever mention/address the missing link. Did we find it?
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Male 4,807
But he left out all the black keys!? What`s up with that?
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Male 2,005
that title is really misleading, was hoping for some dadada da! or something like that
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Male 162
I was hoping for music.
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Male 2,688
I suddenly feel so insignificant....
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Male 1,299
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