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Go to: Pell, Dawkins wage battle of belief

Ichneumonid's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by Ichneumonid

I think poor Richard just gave up towards the end. After all, how can you have a constructive debate with a blithering idiot?!

The 'preparing the boys' passage was a classic ironic moment, but Pell is so dumb he didn't seem to realize what was going on. All Pell's little anecdotes ended up failing awfully, not least the trouble he got into regarding the holocaust.

Richard, please don't accept any further invitations on this show unless they can guarantee somebody who has some sort of intellect. Last time it was Steve Fielding, this time George Pell...apologies on Australia's behalf!

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:44:11 UTC | #933319

Go to: Obituary for John Dawkins

Ichneumonid's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by Ichneumonid

My condolences Richard. May your father's genes for longevity have passed down to you also, so you can keep up the good fight. He sounds like he was a marvelous Dad, Grandad and great Granddad

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:59:19 UTC | #561622

Go to: Richard Dawkins interview

Ichneumonid's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by Ichneumonid

No worries carbonman, glad that you eventually got to hear it!

This show does focus on having a conversation with the subject, not one of these 'hard' adversarial interviews, so really can showcase someone like Richard Dawkins very well. Its one of my favourite podcasts for this reason, and Richard Fidler does the job very well and has usually done his research on the subject. A much better interview than the Denton 'Elders' one earlier in the year on ABC TV. I had the feeling that all that Denton wanted to do was to keep Richard Dawkins on unfamiliar and uncomfortable ground (i.e. talking about himself)

And yes, the was the 'nice' Doug Anthony Allstar!

For some of their work see:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V15HTpCj9M

(Richard Fidler is the one on guitar)

Sat, 06 Mar 2010 09:06:00 UTC | #446950

Go to: Richard Dawkins interview

Ichneumonid's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by Ichneumonid

carbonman

Download it from this page:

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2010/03/04/2836518.htm?site=brisbaneµsite=conversations§ion=latest

or subscribe to the podcast here:

http://www.abc.net.au/queensland/conversations/conversationspodcast.xml

Well worth a listen!

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 12:26:00 UTC | #446721

Go to: Peter Singer - The Genius of Darwin: The Uncut Interviews

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Comment #391246 by Quetzalcoatl

Valjean might have finally realised his fishing expedition here is now doomed to failure.

Have to say I wasted an hour of my life yesterday listening to a podcast of Catholic 'religious' trying to square their irrelevance with their heinous crimes against society. By the end, I was playing religious word bingo - the number of times the word "possibilities" as "outcomes" arose was quite frightening

The link is here if you too have time to waste:

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2009/05/sot_20090531.mp3

Fri, 26 Jun 2009 03:00:00 UTC | #373935

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