The Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford, and pompous ASS (as in Atheist Supremacist Spokesperson), proved to be rather "less than scientific" in his two Tweets responding to a Tweet that I had posted calling his attention to my parody version of Gilbert & Sullivan's 'The Major General's Song' known as 'The Atheist Supremacist's Song'. . .
Richard Dawkins had posted a Tweet urging his Twitter followers to follow Daniel Dennett, who he described as "unpretentious" and someone who "works hard to be understood". Unlike Richard Dawkins himself of course, who is often quite pretentious, and who quite often goes out of his way to be offensive towards God believing people. . . I responded to this Tweet by graciously providing a link to 'The Atheist Supremacist's Song'. Richard responded to that Tweet by quite pretentiously and "less than clearly" saying -
"Learn to scan. If you even know the meaning of the word."
Of course the word "scan" has a variety of different meanings and I wasn't *quite* sure which meaning Richard Dawkins meant since, in his all too typical arrogance and pompousness and pretentiousness he had not worked very hard to be understood. . .
Without further ado here are the initial Tweets in question. . .
I will deal with Richard Dawkins' second pretentious, and indeed rather stupid, Tweet to me in a separate blog post entitled -
'The Magic Of The Reality That Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins Is A "Less Than Bright" Bright Who Does Not *Appreciate* Parody & Satire'. . .
"'cause you know sometimes words have two meanings. . ."
Led Zeppelin - 'Stairway To Heaven' ;-)
This Scantastic video clip showing someone who learned to scan courtesy of famous Canadian film director David Cronenberg. ;-)