Chopra and Cox enter the box

Well, Brian Cox has taken the heat off me, for he and Deepakity are going after it on Twi**er.  Cox even got invited to Chopra’s WooFest, but refused:

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The video Cox refers to in his first tw**t is Eric Idle’s new song for the Infinite Monkey Cage, Cox’s show:

h/t: Matthew Cobb

25 Comments

  1. Jesper Both Pedersen
    Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Please accept invitation to speak at Sages&Scientists *error 404 page not found* We provide honorarium/expences -possible prize !

    Warning: Enter At Own Risk!

  2. Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Chopra, if you want a stimulating morning, go take a laxative. :-)

    • Allen Linville
      Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      If you haven’t copyrighted that response yet, I’m gonna steal it!

  3. bucksgravitar
    Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Prof Cox went Yoda on Chopra!!

    • Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:56 am | Permalink

      Hey kids, I found a Yoda translator.

      Happy to have another valuable bookmark, I am! Yeesssssss.

    • Jimbo
      Posted July 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

      That was a nice move! And the Yoda-style quote has more wisdom embedded in it than anything Deepakity has ever uttered.

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted July 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

        ….and he seemed to have missed the joke.

  4. Chris
    Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I wondered whether Prof CC would pick this up. A creative troll retw**ted some Derpak inanities and copied Prof Cox for an opinion.

    Which, obviously, he gave. Including a link to a paper which is, to someone who doesn’t know particle physics, completely incomprehensible!

    Hence Derpak’s Maru-ing. He’s been served but I don’t think that he’s aware of the fact.

  5. dale
    Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    That was Gloomy

    • Draken
      Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:53 am | Permalink

      maths

      • Jesper Both Pedersen
        Posted July 2, 2014 at 10:55 am | Permalink

        …and logic.

        • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
          Posted July 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

          … maths…

          • Mark Joseph
            Posted July 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

            …maths and logic…

    • Pete Taylor
      Posted July 2, 2014 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

      “Turned out nice again”, though.

      I *thought* it sounded a bit like George Formby.

  6. Posted July 2, 2014 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    I don’ recall Chopra offering the possibility of a prize to Dr. Coyne, only travel expenses and an honorarium.

    Does anyone know what the prize might be?

    • moarscienceplz
      Posted July 2, 2014 at 11:22 am | Permalink

      Infinite Consciousness. ;-)

    • darrelle
      Posted July 2, 2014 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      A free hat?

    • moarscienceplz
      Posted July 2, 2014 at 11:27 am | Permalink

      Chopra promises to NOT reply to your tweets.

      • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
        Posted July 2, 2014 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

        That is a *win*! At least for the thread…

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted July 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

      Maybe he’s upping the incentives since he’s been turned down so many times.

  7. merilee
    Posted July 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Great song!

  8. Posted July 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Science trumps pseudoscience. Cox trumps Chopra.

  9. Dionigi
    Posted July 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Brian Cox for world president.
    Loved the image of him gazing at the cosmos with his mouth open.

    • elsburymk14
      Posted July 3, 2014 at 1:07 am | Permalink

      Ha, I like that part too. Great video.

      Brian Cox for world president x 2.

      In about 4 minutes Brian Cox gave me a great puppet song about the universe, wisdom via Yoda speak, and such funny pokes at Chopra that one envisions a lion playfully pushing a mouse around with a finger – not really interested in destroying it, just amused.

  10. Graham
    Posted July 3, 2014 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    “the Infinite Monkey Cage, Cox’s show”.

    For the record, the show’s hosted jointly by Brian Cox and stand-up comedian and science-populariser Robin Ince.

    Just thought I’d mention that as Robin Ince has brought me many hours of entertainment via his talks for Skeptics in the Pub and by the mammoth task of organising an annual Christmas entertainment at London’s Apollo theatre in aid of the Rationalist Association (“Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People”) [No mammoths were harmed at any point during the production].


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