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Go to: Richard Dawkins speaks at Reason Rally

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I listened to Prof. Dawkins's speech at the reason rally on youtube. Dawkins advocated mocking unreasonable beliefs of religious believers. I doubt that this is effective. Perhaps it would be a good idea to do an empirical study of techniques used to dislodge believers from absurd beliefs to determine which techniques are most effective. I doubt that mockery will be one of them. It would also be worthwhile doing psychological/neurological studies into the reasons for belief.

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:43:12 UTC | #930472

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