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Go to: Atheism is the new fundamentalism

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Comment #436880 by Paula Kirby:
No, he said this to Charles Moore, not A C Grayling. Seldon has written publicly about his opposition to the 'new atheists', which made him a rather inappropriate choice as chairman, I thought. That said, I agree that on balance he was actually fairly impartial during the debate itself.


Thanks for clearing this up.

About the Q/A. Not sure if it was only Seldon's imcompetence that made it so awkward. The format just sucks, big time. This was evident also in the previous debate. The audience, or the debaters (especially theists), do not remember the questions, it takes forever to get those mics to people and get them to start and so on. It just doesn't work.
Why not have a line behind a static mic, one question each that is replied while the next audience member gets ready.

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 15:16:00 UTC | #418495

Go to: Atheism is the new fundamentalism

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BTW, as much as I admire RD's work and wit, I think it was a shame that he got way mor attention than A.C. Grayling, who did superb job in this debate. It's understandable that world's most famous atheist get's the heat, but still, every thime ACG got to speak, he was great. And one's gotta admit that he's such a likeable chap, which doesn't hurt.

Do you folks think it would be too much to send him an email to thank and acknowledge him for his work?
I'm always quite hesitant to send an email to any professors, who are flooded with emails every day. On the other hand, it would just an honest, nice gesture.

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:09:00 UTC | #418379

Go to: Atheism is the new fundamentalism

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I thought the moderator said to Grayling that "I'm on your side..." Can anyone confirm this?
Not a wise thing to do in any case. But I think he was pretty impartial.

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:58:00 UTC | #418368

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

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Always a delight to watch Prof. Dawkins' public appearances.

I love the way how O'Reilly says "faith-based beliefs like ID".
Spot on.

Sat, 10 Oct 2009 13:58:00 UTC | #404623

Go to: Happy Birthday Richard Dawkins!

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Happy birthday Professor Dawkins!

And I take this opportunity to thank you for the magnificent books you've written. As much as I enjoyed The God Delusion, your science books that have given me even more moments of enjoyment and enlightment. Thank you.

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 11:06:00 UTC | #339785

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