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Re: Dawkins also said to dislike Tolkien

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  • 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 1 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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