Richard Dawkins - Hilaire Belloc - Woody Allen - Pulp Fiction 1994 - How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson TV -
5,707. The Reverend William Paley writing half a century before Darwin put the case with his famous watchmaker argument. Imagine, Paley said, taking a walk on a heath. If you came across a rock you wouldn’t be surprised. The rock might have lain there for ever. It doesn’t need explaining. But a watch on the heath would demand an explanation. Its existence and complexity would require a big explanation ... There must be a divine watchmaker. (Evolution & Creationism & Intelligent Design & Analogy & Watch) Professor Richard Dawkins, Why We Are Here
93,038. I am a sundial, and I make a botch
Of what is done much better by a watch. Hilaire Belloc, On a Sundial, 1938
93,039. I’m very proud of my gold pocket-watch. My grandfather on his deathbed sold me this watch. Woody Allen
20,136. This watch I have was first purchased by your great grandfather during the First World War. It was bought in a little general store in Oxford, Tennessee ... This watch was on your daddy’s wrist when he was shot down over Hanoi. He was captured and put in a Vietnamese prison camp. He knew that if the gooks ever saw the watch they’d confiscate it and take it away. The way your dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright ... So he hid it. The one place he knew he could hide something was his ass. Five long years he wore this watch up his ass. He died of dysentery. He gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable lump of watch up my ass two years ... Young man, I give the watch to you. (GBH Films & Watch) Pulp Fiction 1994 ***** starring Uma Thurman & John Travolta & Samuel L Jackson & Harvey Keitel & Tim Roth & Amanda Plummer & Maria de Medeiros & Ving Rhames & Eric Stoltz & Rosanna Arquette & Bruce Willis & Christopher Walken et al, director Quentin Tarantino, soldier Koons to little boy Butch
115,208. Back in the mid 1800s hand-crafted luxury watches were the only kind on the market. (Time & Watch) How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson s1e2: Time, BBC 2018
115,209. Waltham: It’s a steal at $13 … The so-called soldiers’ watch. (Time & Watch) ibid.