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Post Re: Funny anecdote by Richard Dawkins
Really? I thought Tyson was making a serious point and an interesting one. Do you remember my definition of a hack?


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Post Re: Funny anecdote by Richard Dawkins
That was very funny.

I think Tyson was calling Dawkins to task regarding his tone and methods of persuasion. Even many atheists feel he goes too far in his attacks on religion. But what a great answer and, yes, probably a bit of a dodge as well. So what. There is no question that Dawkins is passionate about science and he's willing to publicly question the most ridicule aspects of religion. Frankly we need people who are willing to say the emperor has no clothes.


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Frankly we need people who are willing to say the emperor has no clothes.


How right you are. :wink:


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Really? I thought Tyson was making a serious point and an interesting one. Do you remember my definition of a hack?


I wouldn't like Dawkins either if I believed in fairy tales and he didn't hesitate to point out their absurdity.



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stahrwe wrote:
Really? I thought Tyson was making a serious point and an interesting one. Do you remember my definition of a hack?


I wouldn't like Dawkins either if I believed in fairy tales and he didn't hesitate to point out their absurdity.


Who says I don't like Dawkins? but it was disappointing that he couldn't come up with an original response.

As for fairy tales;

Once upon a time,
long, long ago there was a thing.
Where this thing came from?
No one knows except that it wasn't god.
And This thing was very, very small.
But very, very massive.
And something happeneded and this thing exploded
and became you and me.
The end.


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Post Re: Funny anecdote by Richard Dawkins
Is the name of this fairy tale:

Conception?



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Is the name of this fairy tale:

Conception?


ask Bojowald


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Post Re: Funny anecdote by Richard Dawkins
I sure hope everyone participating right now will be reading and discussing "A Devil's Chaplain" at some point.



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I hope to, soon as my copy comes...


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Post Re: Funny anecdote by Richard Dawkins
I admire some qualities of Dawkins, but Tyson is much more my style of skeptic. Maybe the importance of being nice was just drummed into me as I was growing up.


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I sure hope everyone participating right now will be reading and discussing "A Devil's Chaplain" at some point.


I'll pass on the discussion.


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Post Re: Funny anecdote by Richard Dawkins
I agree with you DWill. Social skills are more important when trying to persuade than when finding answers in the field. Truth may be had without having to deal with people but it's inevitable when trying to get people to acknowledge it.

Dawkins should pay a blond supermodel with a high school cheerleader's indignant under-bite to talk for him. He'd at least have 100% of Fox news viewers watching - his target audience.



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Post Re: Funny anecdote by Richard Dawkins
We definitely shouldn't make fun of people who are leading a prayer vigil for lower gas prices
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/0 ... _stea.html

Why hast thou forsaken us?



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DWill wrote:
I admire some qualities of Dawkins, but Tyson is much more my style of skeptic. Maybe the importance of being nice was just drummed into me as I was growing up.


Thank God for moms and dads! I appreciate yours :D


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