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Go to: Do you get it now, Prime Minister? [Also in Polish]

Ian Edmond's Avatar Jump to comment 83 by Ian Edmond

May I take the opportunity to mention my ePetition about faith schoolst? If we can get 100,000 signatures, it has to be debated in parliament. Only another 999.680 to go...

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 19:18:14 UTC | #900389

Go to: Support petition stop state schools using religion to discriminate against children

Ian Edmond's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by Ian Edmond

Woodworm, it's not that I don't agree with what you say. It is just that I wanted to create a simple petition that deals with one issue that I hoped would be easy for a wide range of people to support.

Sun, 21 Aug 2011 06:09:54 UTC | #862911

Go to: Support petition stop state schools using religion to discriminate against children

Ian Edmond's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by Ian Edmond

Woodworm, if you have a problem with this petition, you could sign my alternative version. I tried to keep mine snappy and to the point, just focusing on the fairness aspect, and only refering to state funding of schools with discriminatory admission policies.

(Not that I have a problem with the version in this thread, and if I'd known about it I may well have not bothered with mine, but the e-petitions system keeps new petitions in a queue for a week or so, and there is a fair bit of duplication as a result.)

Sat, 20 Aug 2011 13:40:00 UTC | #862738

Go to: Dawkins books - where to start?

Ian Edmond's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by Ian Edmond

Climbing Mount Improbable for me too. It's going to make it sound like I'm sucking up now that Richard has recommended it himself, but it was the one that was suggested to me to follow up The God Delusion, and has ever since been the one that I've recommended in turn. There's something to commend each of the other books, but this is always the one that I find the most accessible, whilst simultaneously going deep into its subject and not skimping on the hard bits. Genuinely, a book to inform, educate and entertain.

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 05:59:11 UTC | #518140

Go to: Richard Dawkins' watchmaker still has the power to open our eyes

Ian Edmond's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Ian Edmond

I think my enjoyment of The Blind Watchmaker suffered from reading it after Richard's other books. There's no doubting that it is a fine book, but I did feel that I'd read the arguments already, and I agree that Climbing Mount Improbable is superior (it is my favourite of Richard's books). But this is my loss, bought about by reading non-chronologically - I have yet to see an opinion from anyone who read it on publication that was anything other than glowing.

Sat, 01 May 2010 07:47:00 UTC | #464485

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