/ Who's met Richard Dawkins in real life?
I'm quite enjoying the program and I feel he is dealing with the subjects with compassion and is not bashing religion, but instead expressing his point of view. I'm probably biased as I am an atheist, but I am trying not to be biased in my view of how Dawkins expresses his views. Hard to tell, we are a product of our beliefs. Anyway I think it is worth a watch whatever your beliefs. Even if to learn that clams are amongst the oldest living organisms, thanks Iain!
I can't help but think he's realised that in order for religion to be replaced we would need another set of guidance.
I have not met him, but I did spot him walking along the street in Oxford a few years ago, deep in conversation with Rowan Williams.
in order for religion to be replaced we would need another set of guidance.
Ha Ha! Good troll!
Can't remember who said it, but heard someone comment 'However much I might believe what he says, you kbnow he be really annoying to sit next to.'
I wasn't trolling. It was perhaps badly phrased. I'm agnostic. I'm not sure it matters and I'm not concerned whether I'll change my views. However, Dawkins comes across (and I think this is media portrayal - when I met him years ago he seemed okay, Atkins seemed more mental) as needing to convert, or rather needing to explain.
It's the scientist really. Imagine walking into a room with 10 people who knew nothing about some fact you know to be true. You tell them, and 2 very bright people understand straight away. Then you explain it a bit better and 5 more understand. You're left with 3, they're not the least intelligent, in fact they think they're more intelligent than you and that your reasoning is wrong. But you think you can show their reasoning is wrong, so you start to debate the logic. There is a point you can't stop. I've done it trying to explain a maths problem to a group of science and maths teachers.
Dawkins comes across like that.
It isn't religion that causes problems, it's exploiting religion. Catholic vs Protestant was never about who had the right method for talking to God. It was about who could exploit the poor.
You beat me to it. I was going to say that Richard Dawkins doesn't actually exist. He is just someone atheists believe in! :-)
I had a cup of coffee with Richard Dawkins at UMIST a few years ago. It was on towel day and he was intrigued by my dressing gown and "Don't Panic" towel. We mainly talked about Douglas Adams and he seemed quite a nice chap.
I refuse to acknowledge he exists.
You say that now. I bet you were bragging about it until last week!
> You say that now. I bet you were bragging about it until last week!
Oh no, I was serving teas at the 2010 London Marathon and he was making really lewd and inappropriate comments to teenage girl who was working with me,he really freaked her out!
Ok, i'll let you off then.
Wow, impressed by your photo gallery!
(Sorry, that was slightly off topic.)
> Oh no, I was serving teas at the 2010 London Marathon and he was making really lewd and inappropriate comments to teenage girl who was working with me,he really freaked her out!
Eeading the thread from the latest post up I thought you were referring to Richard Dawkins. Now, I'm not a great fan but this did give me a bit of a surprise :)
I was just waiting for someone to say "well he does look a bit funny"...
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