Great Moments in Philosophy: Aristotle, Aquinas and Sonic the Hedgehog
I can’t tell if he’s joking, but I don’t think he is as he appears to have put way too much thought into this (which is scary in and of itself):
Another victim of public education or daring philosopher king of the new millennium??1
Juxtapose: likening the fictional (farcical?) elements of an imaginary, blue, anthropomorphic hedgehog borne of the minds of a few Japanese guys looking to sell video games to kids, to the sacredness of the world’s great religions–talk about absolutely, screamingly, desperate for something to believe in.2
Bonus level: read the comments at YouTube where you get the distinct impression that a sizable portion of the respondents, without irony or humor, seem to believe he’s really onto something profound with this discovery for the ages that’s right up there with Bugs Bunny’s contributions to duck hunting and Calvin and Hobbes’ contribution to mud flaps and urinating on Chevy stickers.
h/t: The Wanderer
1 I’m going with smokes a lot of weed for $1000, Alex.
2 As long as it isn’t God or anything that could be construed as an extant, higher power, e.g. Dr.Robotnik (to hell w/ this Eggman nonsense!) good; Jesus bad.