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Bormotun's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by Bormotun

A very friendly and positively charged talk, probably useful for introducing Professor Dawkins to the Muslim audience as a pleasant and nice person, not a threatening monster trying to destroy their sacred values. This is, I guess, more important than coming out right away with lots of radical ideas about religion when talking to a religious audience. Let them see that atheists are nice people, and perhaps they may then check out the ideas of the atheists by themselves.

Still, I wonder whether this was a missed opportunity to mention certain specific problems with the teaching and understanding of evolution in the Islamic world, like the activities of Harun Yahya, or the ban on the RDF website in Turkey, and so on.

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 18:29:00 UTC | #430484