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Go to: Bill O'Reilly vs. Atheist Richard Dawkins

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"Will you stop shouting at me and will you listen to me?" -Richard Dawkins

Eternal respect. ETERNAL respect.

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 22:36:00 UTC | #405558

Go to: Author pits evolution against creationism

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That's got to be the best headline I've read in a good long time: "Author pits evolution against creationism"

Well, gee. I never thought of evolution and creationism as being polar opposites. They all seemed so well-matched!

Sub-title is even better: "Long-held disdain for Bible-based view surfaces in his new book"

Mr. Dawkins, keeping your disdain for Biblical creationism hidden for so long. I never would have guessed! You insidious scientist, keeping your true feelings silent for this long.

"Dawkins directly takes on an issue that he has only touched on in previous publications – evolution."

Um, you know... I have a lot of respect for reporters who can... you know, at least Google the people they write articles about first.

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 17:56:00 UTC | #399925

Go to: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins

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In light of the apparent necessity for someone to have coined Poe's Law, I'm afraid I believe it's impossible to erect creationist straw men, even in satire.

Sun, 06 Sep 2009 15:38:00 UTC | #394867

Go to: Norwegians go to hell?

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"Norway is ranked first in life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living."

Erm... life expectancy is up there, yeah, at 70.78, but that actually puts it at number 19 according to the CIA world fact book.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2102.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy

Literacy, at 99.0% is good and all, but Cuba, Estonia, and Poland still has first at 99.8%.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate

I mean, yeah. You can still say that's pretty damned good. It is damned good... but it's not honest saying that it's ranked "first" is it?

Either way, I laughed pretty darn hard at "I hope they speak Norwegian in HELL!"

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 13:22:00 UTC | #372117

Go to: Dawkins lecture draws thousands at OU

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"Shut the fuck up... burn in Hell."

A certain quote immediately floated to my mind when I read that.

"People say that I'm strident." -Richard Dawkins

Very nice.

Sat, 07 Mar 2009 07:43:00 UTC | #333806

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