I seem to have spent a lot of time at the Global Atheist Conference with cameras pointed at me. Below the fold I’ve thrown in a sampling of photos from Michael Barnett, Melinda Kelly, and Philip Costley — just to show you all that we did have a good time.
Here are a few from the Pharyngufest that Bride of Shrek held at a local pub.
There’s Chloe, hovering over my shoulder and tastefully blurred out.
This young lady had the most amazing Scottish accent, and had flown all the way here without telling her father (I wagged my finger a bit). She made me wear the hat.
Cath let me hug her squid.
This is a shot of the giant screen taken while I was talking. I’m thinking…Apple 1984 commercial.
Come to godlessness, all ye faithless!
Actually, most of the people weren’t that interested in photographing me, it was the tie.
Oh, yes, we did have one pathetic creationist hovering about outside the doors, with this sign claiming Dawkins was afraid to debate. This guy was affiliated with Carl Wieland and Creation Ministries, I think. He was an idiot.
I did get my picture taken with him. He’s holding a bible. I’m sending a message to Carl.
I did ask this maroon to tell me what he thought was the best evidence for creationism, of the sort that would convince a scientist. His answer? Irreducible complexity. I gave him my quick reply — that natural processes have been demonstrated to be entirely capable of generating irreducibly complex pathways (I suggested he look up Hermann Muller—it’s an old dead argument). And then I left him to rot in his ignorance.
By popular request, here’s a sharper photo of Chloe, with some silly jerk getting in the way.