Many of you will already be familiar with Richard Dawkins’s series, Enemies of Reason. In this series, Dawkins examines the all-too-readily accepted charlatanism of psychics, astrology, homoeopathy and more.
During one section of Enemies of Reason concerning spiritual readings, Dawkins interviews the illusionist Derren Brown in order that he might be better prepared for the tricks (cold reading etc) that will inevitably be used during a visit he plans to make to a spiritualist church.
Below, you will find the complete, uncut interview (not shown in the original series.) The interview is taken from “The Enemies of Reason: The Uncut Interviews“.
All text © 2008 Gary William Murning
My favourite Charlie Brown (unofficial) cartoon:
This is going to be a brief post about a certain Mr. Brown (who, incidentally, has incredibly powerful thighs, after all the frantic back-peddling he’s been doing of late.) I had intended to write a longer piece but, well, I’ve been working pretty hard on Children of the Resolution and I am, frankly, well into the red sector on the shagged out scale.
So, answer me this. How, in this article, can Gormless Gordon say this…
“[…] I think I can steer this economy through difficult times.”
… without feeling that it is directly contradicted by the admitted miscalculations, fiscal and political, he made over the 10p tax rate?
Also, is it just me, or does he look frighteningly like Richard Nixon, at times? (That’s a hint, Gordy.)
* Sing along with me (and Jilted John.)