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Category Archive: Richard Dawkins

Jul 06 2011

Oh hell, is Elevatorgate going to ruin TAM9?

“What do women want?” Sigmund Freud once famously asked. Aretha Franklin answered him just as famously: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me!” If you haven’t been keeping up with the current online eruption surrounding Elevatorgate — and I suspect most of you have at least heard about it, as Skepchick and Pharyngula are …

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Mar 26 2011

Happy 70th birthday, Richard Dawkins!

…And many thanks for all you’ve done to popularize science and reason — and pee in the cornflakes of benighted, anti-science fundamentalist clods! (It’s nice to know we’re now on your radar as well, he added modestly.)

Mar 23 2010

In case you’re feeling prankish on Facebook…

There’s an amusing page called Pray for Richard Dawkins, and it’s maintained, as you might guess, by someone guzzling whine-and-cheese by the gallon. For those of you unfamiliar with him, Richard Dawkins’s story reads very much like Paul’s. Dawkins is arguably the most influential atheist and persecutor (although not physical) of Christians in the world …

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Mar 06 2009

Oklahoma has the dumb!

By now most of you have been made aware of this. Just now I sent an email to the august Rep. Thomsen, at [email protected], as follows: Dear Rep. Thomsen, Are you trying to make Oklahoma a nationwide laughingstock? It’s working. Cordially,Martin Wagner I’ll let you know if he writes back.

Mar 01 2009

Regarding Ray Comfort, the World’s Stupidest Christian™

Ray Comfort, the World’s Stupidest Christian™, is the world’s stupidest Christian. When you consider the competition, that’s quite a feat. Ray’s degree of stupidity is truly stunning to behold. It’s so monumental it serves as a kind of strange attractor towards which other Christians, not necessarily as stupid as Ray but not especially smart either, …

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Feb 02 2009

Atheist evangelism and the problem of infrastructure

Hi.  I’ve got stuff on my mind, so settle in.  This might take a while. Yesterday I was searching through my saved media files for something to listen to, and I came across this debate between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox.  It’s about six months old and an hour long.  Lennox is one of those …

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Nov 30 2008

I’m not your damn scapegoat

I know, I know, I shouldn’t even pay attention to what’s going on at WorldNutDaily, but a listener forwarded this to us and it pisses me off. A New York man is linking the suicide of his 22-year-old son, a military veteran who had bright prospects in college, to the anti-Christian book “The God Delusion” …

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Mar 29 2008

Time to hit the gym, Wagner!

Okay, Elze has finally posted her collection of photos from Dawkins’ appearance last week, and these include some nice shots from the pre-speech reception. I’ve been reluctant to post the link, though, because they also include a couple of depressing shots of me at the AE Blog Meetup, in which I look to weigh about …

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Mar 24 2008

Richard Dawkins reviews Expelled

After all the hullabaloo about PZ getting expelled from this movie, at least we have a right to expect some interesting details about the content of said movie. Not surprisingly, it’s pretty bad.

Mar 21 2008

On the whole “being offensive” thing

In my Dawkins report, I discussed the way many Christians — primarily of the conservative stripe — can’t stop whining about how horribly offensive the anti-religious rhetoric of the “new atheists” is, while intentionally ignoring, and even defending, far worse behavior from their own. A perfect example is this odious hypocrisy I read via Ed …

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