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Comment 12 by AllynCarter

Surprised not to see Terry Pratchett in there.

Yes, indeed. Or how about Stephen Fry? Or Tim Minchin?

It seems a pretty poor list to me. I mean, clearly Richard is number one, and Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens have enormous influence, but although I think he is wonderful, how many of the public have actually heard of Daniel Dennett? Not enough, but that does mean I do question how influential he is. Hawking deserves to be there, for sure. But why not someone who has a very high media profile, like Johann Hari?

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:56:13 UTC | #578384