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Go to: Clinton John Dawkins

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Sympathies, Richard.

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 23:45:46 UTC | #560428

Go to: Richard Dawkins interview about 'The Greatest Show on Earth'

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Could just be someone who finds it hilarious to talk about the loss of a dog in such a deep, heartfelt manner, as if it were a person. That was my first thought. There are those who would think that way, after all, regardless of their religious convictions. What makes you think happyhooker is religious rather than just not-a-pet-person?

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:56:00 UTC | #391144

Go to: RDF TV - Nebraska Vignettes #3 - Comparing the Human and Chimpanzee Genomes

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Comment #397299 by Richard Dawkins


Thanks for the clarification! I get the picture now.

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 00:42:00 UTC | #379933

Go to: RDF TV - Nebraska Vignettes #3 - Comparing the Human and Chimpanzee Genomes

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Maybe this is completely dense of me, but for the life of me I don't how you can write out the human genome like that when obviously two people are going to have As, Ts, Cs and Gs non-matching in one or two places unless they're twins.

So...what, do scientists know precisely which As, Ts, Cs and Gs never change from one human to the next? Are they sure? When you see, say, 5% (or whatever the number is) of the letters in a chimpanzee's genome are different from a human's, how do you get from that observation to a general statement like "there are 5% (or whatever the number is) genes that distinguish chimpanzees from humans".

Confused :/

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:26:00 UTC | #379880

Go to: Interview with Oliver Sacks

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Comment #394788 by Lucas

I appreciate your explanation, Lucas. Perhaps it is just that I find the host stupid rather than funny, and though I can see how you'd call what he's doing clever I don't identify with it at all. The guy's jokes are nothing other than awful and the whole show simultaneously fails to either deliver sufficient content of interest or parody anything amusingly.

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 18:06:00 UTC | #377492

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