“The Thriller over the Gorillas” is about to start in a little while. It’s on at 7 p.m. eastern time and I’m going to be live tweeting the event for anybody who is interested in a little play-by-play off-color commentary. Follow me on Twitter @thetimchannel Look forward to seeing some of you there!
Post Debate Analysis and Highlights
I enjoyed all the interactions with my vast army of angry and mobility-impaired militant atheists during my live tweeting of the debate. Special thanks to all of you for favoriting and retweeting those missives which struck your fancy. Not every tweet of mine is Shakespeare worthy but since I’m aiming for the standards of Mad Magazine and not the hoi polloi of medieval England, I’ll be able to live with myself in the morning.
I was using my “broke screen” blue-collar iPad mini for most of the debate, which caused me a great deal of thumbnesia. I switched to my pristine iPad mini late in the event, only to realize that I’d grown so accustomed to the diddling I was engaged with on the shattered iPad screen that my fingers were rendered almost totally useless on the perfect one. It seems that all the tappy doo bullshit I had to engage in to keep a semi lucid and steady flow of live tweets pumping out of the compromised iPad had rendered my fingers nearly useless. I watched for and backspaced over, more repetitive touch screen errors than Ken Ham had instances of repeating his “Molecules to Man” line throughout the evening.
“Molecules to Man” is obviously a field-tested Creationism “sciencey soundbite” as well as a safe harbor to return to at times of confusion or panic and Ham was promiscuous in it’s application. Even when he wasn’t in obvious panic mode, I swear I could hear Ham, muttering “Molecules to Man” under his breath during the inhale portion of his respiration cycle. He had to figure out a way to keep squeezing it in somehow, and that was difficult to do on the exhale portion of his breathing cycle which was fully committed to the task of creating a perpetual stream of Creationist boilerplate claptrap. Ham seemed to offer words like ‘evidence” a special place in his litany. I’m pretty sure I remember him bringing it up in a list of words that had to be properly defined by Creationist standards.
By a special coincidence of Providence’s own design. the list of sciencey sounding words needing clarification by Ham’s own admission, shared in his worldview a common definition derived from the sole source of reliable
human knowledge in the universe, his Bible.
May be more added tomorrow. I gotta crash.