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21. Comment #359360 by njwong
"Off-topic: Why does Williamson refers to Baggini throughout as "Mr Baggini", while Richard is referred throughout simply as "Dawkins"? Why the difference? To be consistent, shouldn't he have also written "Mr Dawkins" throughout?"

It's the same reason you call someone you find irritating "Sir" whilst calling you best mate by their nickname. Dawkins gets a Dawkins 'cause everyone knows Dawkins, but Baggini gets a Mr 'cause he's a git. It's false respect, not too disimilar to those daft theist letters that go:
Dear Sir/Madam, I hope you burn in hell forever, yours respectfully. (but without the burning in hell bit)

Thu, 02 Apr 2009 15:37:00 UTC | #343107