OK, gang, my travels are greatly disrupting my ability to keep up with the thread everlasting, and you’re taking advantage of my frequent absences to run up the comment count. Well, here’s something to reassure the American audience that we aren’t alone in dealing with idiots in power — I’ve been hearing a lot about Richard Dawkins’ appearance in an Australian show called Q&A. Dawkins is fabulous, despite being “outspoken” and “strident”, but check out the rest of the panelists.
The rest of the panel wobbles between fuzzy sophists and apologists and creationist nutbags, and Dawkins seems to be the sole voice of reason. The audience, too, asks a lot of stupid questions. Although, I have to note that even Steven Fielding, who is clearly the biggest idiot there, protests that religion ought to be kept out of government.