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Go to: National Day of Reason

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I think Sean did a really good job here. He is clearly very comfortable with politics in the US.

Us "people of reason" (love it!) can often be hyper-critical (a by-product of having an analytical brain) but it is important to remember that we are trying to persuade people who may not yet have fired up their reason neurons!

Sean does that really well, especially by pointing out injustices.

Sat, 05 May 2012 05:01:57 UTC | #939839

Go to: AC Grayling Interview

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@HappyPrimate:

"We Americans tend to let our emotions take too much control of the tongue sometimes"

That is not true, there are plenty of us ungraceful Brits! I often find Americans very clear and easy to listen to - e.g. Sam Harris. On this site we tend to hear from Brits who are excellent communicators, like Richard, AC and (former Brit) the Hitch.

Come to the UK, you'll be surprised at the amount of ignorant ranting that you can encounter.

Wed, 31 Mar 2010 04:09:00 UTC | #454259

Go to: Christopher Hitchens and Bill Donohue on FOX News

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This is not a debate with 'sides', it is about establishing facts.

Court is the only place to establish facts.

Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:41:00 UTC | #454089

Go to: The Atheist bus campaign has kicked off in NZ

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Go NZ!

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:03:00 UTC | #424076

Go to: Brief Scientific Autobiography

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I like autobiographies. I heard someone once quote the following "Attitude not aptitude determines altitude". Now, I know that this just sounds like management BS and attitude is not everything, but biographies are helpful so that people can see what the writer went through to get were they did, what motivated them, what barriers they faced etc. Ideas are often influenced by upbringing and experiences and circumstances.

Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:16:00 UTC | #423057

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