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Suggestion for a new book: Why not tackling the bible itself? - last commented 21 October 2010 10:47 AM

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Go to: Moroccan girl commits suicide after being forced to marry her rapist

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Remember, this girl could have been saved! If the rapist would have been a non-muslim, then he would have been beheaded. Priorities say: No chance for a non-muslim man to marry a muslim woman. Since it was a muslim, a marriage fixes all and the judge can sleep the tranquil sleep of the ignorant. (Just to make sure he goes out of his way to highlight the fact that he is an complete idiot.)

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:17:49 UTC | #927439

Go to: God Sent Christopher Hitchens to Hell Because He Loved Him

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“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.” ― Mark Twain

Thank god we have YouTube, so Hitch can educate the generations to come.

Sun, 18 Dec 2011 14:56:16 UTC | #900622

Go to: Preview: Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens

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Comment 12 by vikasgates if i really want to know how to reach richard dawkins itself

Very easy, post your comment here. Richard seems to read most of them.

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:03:24 UTC | #898801

Go to: Translations of my books

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Hello Richard, I have read "The God Delusion" in both English and German. While the German translation is very precise, it is still more enjoyable to read the English version (even though my English isn't good enough to understand it completely). The 30 years anniversary edition of "The Selfish Gene" is also very good, but here I havent't read the original version. Now with "The Greatest Show on Earth" I am planning to read the English version because the German title is so HORRIBLE that I simply cannot coax myself to buy the book. Besides, English books are cheaper in Germany and it is impossible to translate your books into German without losing some of the wit. (This is even worse for Douglas Adams's books.) I hope there will be a translation of "The Magic of Reality" for my kids soon, too. Best Regards, Mark

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:02:55 UTC | #886416

Go to: Time travel: light speed results cast fresh doubts

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This time travel is a very tricky thing. In school I learned that the faster a body moves, the slower time passes. You might remember the twins, one staying on earth, the other one travelling through space at a very high speed. Once the travelling twin returns he looks younger than the other who remained on earth.

So if you imaginge higher and higher speeds, time passes more and more slowly. With photons travelling at the speed of light, time does not pass et all! So I believe photons cannot travel in time either way. Which means, if a photon is at location X (say earth) at time t0, it will arrive at location Y (say the moon) also at time t0! No time at all has passed for the photon. But what if at location Y there is a mirror, and the photon travels back to location X? It must arrive on earth again at t0, i.e. instantaneously. Quite some paradoxon. I am puzzled.

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:10:11 UTC | #854228

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