1. When asked by a proponent of faith to justify his “belief” in the scientific method he responded: “If you base medicine on science, you cure people. If you base the design of planes on science, they fly. If you base the design of rockets on science, they reach the moon. It works, bitches.”
2. He wore this shirt.
3. When Neil deGrasse Tyson expressed his concern that Richard’s persuasive tone may be a little insensitive, he humorously responded with this quote.
4. Because this is the look on his face when Bill O’Reilly is fucking pissed.
5. Because he said,
“God wants to cure your cancer. But only if you pray lots and lots. Oh, and he’s very sorry he gave it to you in the first place.”
6. Because he tweeted this poem, which is a perfect display of sexy science.
Richard, you’re a dick, but you’re our dick. Thank you for all you’ve done to further science and fight ignorance. Your provocative stances and words have no doubt sexy’d up science and stirred the public’s interest. You da man!