Richard Dawkins’ Famous “What If You’re Wrong” Speech Animated in the Style of South Park

In 2006, Oxford biologist and new atheist Richard Dawkins made an appearance at the evangelical Liberty University and fielded questions from the audience. One student, Amber Moore, asked Dawkins why he was more inclined to believe in extraterrestrials with advanced intelligence than God? When Dawkins gave his answer, explaining that he could only believe in biological beings, Amber asked the follow up question, "What if you're wrong?" Dawkins' response went viral on Youtube, tallying almost 4 millions views. So did the South Park-style animation that appeared several years later. The animation (above) came not from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, but rather from some YouTuber called TubeLooB.

Parker and Stone did separately lampoon Dawkins, however, in a 2006 episode of the show. Dawkins didn't like it very much. If you watch this raunchy, very Not-Safe-for-Work clip, you'll see why.

It's also worth recalling that Parker and Stone took a respectful whack at animating the philosophical teachings of Alan Watts. We always enjoy giving it a watch.

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  • Dr. Willi Gutowski says:

    Dear Dr. Dawkins,
    I have also wondered why it was easier for you to believe in extraterrestrials than in the God of the Bible.
    I would encourage you to investigate the “alien abduction” reports. It may be of interest to you that only NON-Christians get abducted!!! Christians who get accosted by extraterrestrials recognize that they are not “aliens” but demonic spirits. These are under the authority of any Christian and must leave when commanded to do so in the name of Jesus. Sweet!
    Happy New Year!

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