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Dawkins also said to dislike Tolkien

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  • Stolzi
    My friend could not give me a better reference than this. DavidB might be ... year ... Diamond Proudbrook
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 12, 2004
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      My friend could not give me a better reference than this. DavidB might be
      able to track it down:

      > As for Richard Dawkins, I was thinking of an interview about a
      year
      > ago in one of the British broadsheet papers (either 'Guardian' or
      > 'Independent') in which he dismissed 'Lord of the Rings' because of
      > Tolkien's failure to supply a scientific explanation for the property,
      > common to Elven-swords, of glowing blue when Orcs were nearby. Facts!
      > Facts! Facts! Cornelia Blimber and Mr. Gradgrind would have been proud of
      > him.


      Diamond Proudbrook
    • Patrick H. Wynne
      ... Clearly this property of Elven-swords was caused by the high alkaline content of Orcs. *DUH* -- hasn t this guy heard of litmus paper? ;-) -- Pat
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 12, 2004
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        Diamond cited:

        > As for Richard Dawkins, I was thinking of an interview about
        > a year ago in one of the British broadsheet papers (either
        > 'Guardian' or 'Independent') in which he dismissed 'Lord of
        > the Rings' because of Tolkien's failure to supply a scientific
        > explanation for the property, common to Elven-swords,
        > of glowing blue when Orcs were nearby. Facts! Facts! Facts!
        > Cornelia Blimber and Mr. Gradgrind would have been proud
        > of him.

        Clearly this property of Elven-swords was caused by the high
        alkaline content of Orcs. *DUH* -- hasn't this guy heard of
        litmus paper? ;-)

        -- Pat
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