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Tim Minchin Challenges Pseudoscience with Animation, Poetry, and Shakespeare

At the very least, please stop saying "gild the lily" after watching this.

Here’s an animated movie for Tim Minchin’s “Storm,” a poem in which Minchin gets very upset with a woman at a party for touting pseudoscience cliches. He then goes off on a rant I think a lot of us would like to join him on, and praises the virtues of science over nonsense.

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This video is actually over two years old, but I’ve seen it being passed around a lot this morning via a Slate post that calls it “The Best Critique of Alternative Medicine Ever.

It’s certainly up there.

(Tim Minchin’s Storm via Slate)

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Glen Tickle
Glen is a comedian, writer, husband, and father. He won his third-grade science fair and is a former preschool science teacher, which is a real job.

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