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Go to: Interview with Richard Dawkins

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Wow, this is one of my favorite Dawkins interviews ever. I don't know what Mary Hynes looks like, but I'm already crushing on her.

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 06:04:00 UTC | #403988

Go to: Evolution Theory AND Fact

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"Evolution is a FACT when describing WHAT happened and a THEORY when describing HOW things happened."

This distinction between "how" and "what" is not analogous to "theory" and "fact." A "fact" can easily be a description of "how" something happens: How did the car get from A to B? It moved. That's more a "fact" than a "theory," even though it says how something happened.

I like cdk's analogies of book::words and garage::cars.

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 19:43:00 UTC | #385734

Go to: Science, Society and The Merchants of Light

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Ugh.

Given the potential of this group of superstars, it's pretty disappointing, for exactly the reason RD mentions in his previous discussion with Krauss. There should be no moderator.

Tue, 28 Apr 2009 18:39:00 UTC | #354436

Go to: Oklahoma Legislature Investigates Richard Dawkins' Free Speech

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I'm sure the ACLU and NCSE've got those bases thoroughly covered ;)

These "legislators" have already dug themselves into a nasty hole. If the story does go national, their only hope will be Faux News.

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:53:00 UTC | #337735

Go to: Oklahoma Legislature Investigates Richard Dawkins' Free Speech

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I kinda want this investigation to lead to something, so we can see another Dover-esque slaughter.

Childish, I know.

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:44:00 UTC | #337730

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