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Go to: In Defense of Dawkins’s Reason Rally Speech

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Mockery is the necessary filtration tool by which we can separate the duped, the self deluded and the con artist. The first kind is most probably a victim; the second kind should probably be in mental hospital going through intensive psycho therapy, and the third kind should be ridiculed and if necessary, thrown in jail. The politicians who openly flaunt their religiosity to win votes fall under the third category and they should be questioned, mocked and ridiculed if we want honest people as leaders.

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:39:47 UTC | #932566

Go to: Melvyn Bragg attacks Richard Dawkins' 'atheist fundamentalism'

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I am a regular listener of Melvin's "IN OUR TIMES" on BBC and have always counted him among the prominent British intellectuals. Not even in my dreams I would have thought of him behaving the way he is on this video. What has got on to him. This is very uncharacteristic to say the least. It seems to me that he personally dislikes Prof. Dawkins.

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:05:56 UTC | #927090

Go to: 'Space Chronicles': Why Exploring Space Still Matters

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@Anaximander Your wrote: "What would the world look now, if the fish that took the first small step to the land had thought the same?"

You don't really think that the fish consciously thought that it's future generations will some day have limbs and crawl on land. Do you?

Even in a time scale of just a thousand year I don't think that decisions we humans make today will have a direct impact on a generation living on this planet a thousand year from now. Even if it did, it will be just coincidental. Because we really can't know if there will be humans on this planet after a thousand years. Of course, this doesn't mean that the present generation should do whatever they feel like without care for the future generation. That will be guaranteeing our own extinction. But Nature doesn't give you any guarantee. What humans can do is try not to screw ourselves.

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:33:06 UTC | #923769

Go to: 'Space Chronicles': Why Exploring Space Still Matters

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Comment 2 by Steve Zara :

I am saddened because it looks like the USA has decided to close its doors, shut the blinds and stop looking out into space. This is a shame because in the end, it's all that matters. In thousands of years, the most significant historical event will be when we colonised space. The children raised on Mars or on the Moon won't care about much else.

This will happen, it's only a case of when. It now looks like it will be the Chinese who lead humanity towards the planets, and good luck to them.

The USA has given up its place in the future, when it could so easily have been a leader. For a fraction of the price of the bank bail-outs or the war in Iraq, it could have gone to Mars.

I am a fan of Prof. Tyson and I am all for scientific exploration and researches. But I don't think space exploration counts among the more pressing needs of humanity at present, at least not in this economy. Remember that USA's space program was started NOT out of genuine scientific curiosity but because of military and political reasons. There are many other areas of science where government can and should play the leading role. For now space exploration / research should be left to private individuals and institutions. I also don't think that human being can make decisions today that will have a impact thousands of years from now. Even if it did, it will be just a coincidence.

You may be right about the Chinese though, but I wonder if that nation can survive the political and ethnic turmoil that is simmering under the surface. It will only take another global economic crisis to bring that tension to a boiling point.

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:09:21 UTC | #923203

Go to: VIDEO: Richard Dawkins & Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury

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This was a very interesting and very enlightening discussion. I enjoy this format much more than debates where each side concentrates on scoring points rather than making points. Richard clearly shined and the Archbishop ended up relenting on more points than I thought he would at the beginning.

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:38:03 UTC | #922820

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