Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tweet of the Day: Ricky Gervais on science vs. religion

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This tweet by Ricky Gervais has apparently since been deleted as it’s nowhere to be found in his Twitter feed, which is a damn shame:

Tweet by Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) [@10/16/12 10:05 AM]: “Dear Religion, This week I safely dropped a man from space while you shot a child in the head for wanting to go to school. Yours, Science.”

Kindly ignore how it ought to read “edge of space” and that it’s an obvious simplification of the conflict between faith, reason and humanity on the grounds that Twitter’s 140-character limit makes incorporating all that into one tweet physically impossible, in addition to how it would ruin the pithiness. It’s the sentiment that counts, and once again, Gervais has nailed it. (Or did, before it was deleted.)

(via Joe. My. God.)

Edit (10/18/12 1:43 AM ET) – Slightly edited for phrasing.