Category Archive: Richard Dawkins

Mar 20 2008

Dawkins at UT, Part 2

II (cont’d): The Lecture To wrap this up: Another memorable part of the talk involved Dawkins’ response to Christians who take offense at the supposedly rude and aggressive tone he allegedly uses. While saying that he’d rather be known as a “friend of truth” more than an “enemy of religion,” he admitted to being unable …

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Mar 20 2008

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Dawkins report…

…to bring you this Dawkins-related article of interest from PZ Myers. It also happens to be the funniest thing I’ve read on his or any blog all year. Suffice it to say that the fools behind Expelled just crapped all over themselves in their latest epic fail! This is just made of awesome!

Mar 20 2008

Report: Dawkins at UT, Part 1

Okay, I’ve had a good night’s sleep, gotten a few morning errands done, and now I’m ready to sit down and hammer out my report about yesterday. The short version: a phenomenal and surprising success. If you had told me a scant four years ago that atheism would have such a high public profile, let …

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Mar 19 2008

Rho, I have your answer

Okay, this will be a pretty quick post, because I’ve just gotten home from Richard Dawkins’ signing at Book People, which was attended by about 200, and have to head off soon back down to campus so I can get my reserved seat by the recommended time of 5:30. Photos of today’s festivities will have …

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Mar 18 2008

The post-Dawkins AE blog meetup location…

…will be at Spiderhouse Cafe. Here’s a map. As you can see, it’s right by campus. We’ll all just wheel over there afterwards. Looking forward to meeting folks.

Mar 17 2008

Here’s one for the creationists!

Earlier today, our old pal Dan Marvin, eager for attention as usual, tried to threadjack the comments about the blog meetup following Dawkins’ talk on Wednesday. He implied he’d have a real stumper to ask Dawkins if he could be there, and then trotted out some more silly crap from AiG about the appendix, and …

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Mar 16 2008

Strictly for Austinites

Okay, so everyone’s looking forward to Dawkins’ appearance at UT this coming Wednesday. That will be at 7:00 PM. I suspect it will go about two hours, including Q&A. So I thought that following the talk, unless you’re all going to be a bunch of pathetic gotta-go-to-work-tomorrow candy-asses, we’d have an Atheist Experience Blog meetup …

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Mar 08 2008

Blasphemy is, as they say, a victimless crime

Over in the UK, the population may be predominately non-religious, or at least indifferent to religion, in stark opposition to the way Americans can’t seem to get enough of the stuff. But it’s only been this week that the House of Lords* voted to strike down the nation’s laws against blasphemy. Nice of them to …

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Mar 03 2008

First the Rolling Stones, now…

Check that last date. Austin’s been getting all the best tours lately! Expect a detailed report.

Apr 13 2007

Dawkins wins Author of the Year at the British Book Awards

Not sure how new or old this is, but not only am I delighted to see such a prominent atheist writer receive this kind of accolade, I’m doubly impressed that over in England they actually have book awards shows that appear to be televised just like the Golden Globes! Here in the middlebrow U.S. of …

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