Sam Harris‘ Project Reason is running a video contest and it’s finally time to vote:
The primary goal of Project Reason is to spread scientific thinking and secular values. We invite you to help us further our work by submitting a short video that conveys the message of the foundation.
I don’t think that any is really worthy of a $10,000 prize… There are some terrific videos in the bunch, but do they really further the cause?
In any case, my favorites (with short commentary) are below.
Funny video. But it just mocks religion. Nothing wrong with that, per se, but does it really “spread scientific thinking and secular values”?
I love the music and animation. But the ending threw me off. I know science is doing something “miraculous”… but, in a way, wasn’t the soothsayer right? Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose?
I *love* this video. Except for the ending. That was an anti-climax. It would’ve been nicer to see a chorus of people reading science books drowning out the Bible Thumper.
Did you prefer any of the other videos?