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1MUSEANDTHINKER
Edited: Nov 16, 2007, 4:05pm

Anyone wishing to have a look at BBC 4 website, here is the link:

BBC 4

2aardvaarkcreative First Message
Nov 16, 2007, 8:16pm

Well why not? I pay the damn BBC poll tax and about the only decent thing on it is BBC4! Let's have a group of people who prefer to have more than 2 brain cells to rub together. We may be few in number but we can still move mountains provided we have a long enough lever and a fulcrum thing. We could initiate campaigns such as "more points for Alan Davies on QI" or somesuch.

3MUSEANDTHINKER
Edited: Nov 16, 2007, 10:24pm

I agree with you completely. Let's hope that, over time, our number grows.

Your point about QI is an interesting one. It proves if proof were needed, that intelligent and informative programming does not have to be boring and dry. Every time I watch QI, I come away not only entertained but also invariably having learned one or two interesting titbits that I usually use to impress less informed friends. This alone makes the license fee extremely good value!

4MUSEANDTHINKER
Edited: Nov 19, 2007, 9:38am

For those of us frustrated art photographers who have spent a small fortune on flawless (and expensive) cameras and lenses in the vain hope of being recognised as a Henri Cartier-Bresson or a Robert Capa, and who have never managed to produce a photograph worth the paper it is printed on, the following link from BBC 4 may be of interest.

It concerns 'Lomo' cameras and 'Lomo Photography (Lomography)': images created by complete novices using cheap Russian cameras and lenses to present completely new and different viewpoints on ordinary and familiar objects and scenes. If this is not art then I do not know what is. Of course, it also proves that the reason the rest of us are not photographic household names is not our total lack of talent but our expensive Nikon and Canon cameras and lenses!

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/lomo/

5MUSEANDTHINKER
Edited: Nov 18, 2007, 11:15pm

John Erskine (1879-1951) once wrote in an essay ("The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent") that all virtues are subject to "the discipline of intelligence" and men have a moral obligation "to find out as far as possible whether a given action leads to a good or a bad end". In other words, knowledge is not something we can choose to have or not to have, according to our individual whim. Since others are affected by our actions, we owe it to others to make certain (as far as possible) that they will not be harmed through our ignorance. It is our duty to be intelligent.

6Jargoneer
Nov 19, 2007, 12:15pm

I agree with the sentiments about BBC4 being the home of decent BBC television now but I couldn't join any campaign to give Alan Davies more points on 'QI'; I could however lend support to a campaign to get him off the show.

> 5 - you could counter that argument simply by pointing out that more people have probably been harmed by the actions of people who did have knowledge of the consequences of their actions.

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