Richard Dawkins

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Neoptolemus, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. He is speaking tonight at the university's big lecture/performance hall, I will be going. It should be interesting. When I found out he was coming I started to read The God Delusion so I'd have a little more background, but these types of talks don't always tend to be on the "main subject" you might expect from them. I.E Wynton Marsalis was here last semester and obviously he talked about jazz, but it was more like a casual conversation type thing about his history, life, etc. So we will see.

    I am hoping for a lot of controversy and some protests.
     
  2. Awesome! You can watch a lot of his talks on youtube and TED, if you want to brush up on him a bit more.
     
  3. I hope they taze him.
     
  4. Repeat whatever he says on here nigh-verbatim.
     
  5. Have already adopted his personal views and values as my own and intend to look down upon those that do not accept them.
     
  6. That's the spirit!


    Wait, didn't you already do the last parts?
     
  7. Proving that religion is false is a matter of proving a negative, which is a scientifically unsound practice, and he damn well ought to know that.
     
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  10. Whoa where'd you come from?
     
  11. This is why you should maybe read his books.
     
  12. Yeah, I'm Sled Driver. I'd be on my original account, but I forgot the password and the p-word recovery tool doesn't work.
     
  13. he doesn't try to prove religion is false. His reasoning is the same for other things like unicorns. You cant prove unicorns aren't real, but we know they're not
     
  14. Yeah, I'm Sled Driver. I'd be on my original account, but I forgot the password and the p-word recovery tool doesn't work.
     
  15. Proof of a negative is the only sound proof that there is, according to science.
     
  16. Yeah, I'm Sled Driver. I'd be on my original account, but I forgot the password and the p-word recovery tool doesn't work.
     
  17. That is to say, there is no such thing as a positive proof; any inmumerable experiments upholding a theory 'proove' nothing, while a single dissenting experiment a million years from now very well may prove it wrong. Truth is implied by what has been proven to not be true.
     
  18. Yeah, I'm Sled Driver. I'd be on my original account, but I forgot the password and the p-word recovery tool doesn't work.
     
  19. He doesn't try to prove that it is false.
     
  20. ask him if he thinks mrs. garrison is hot
     
  21. Sweet. Enjoy the talk <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  22. Go to the Suggestions and Bugs forum and make a thread about it. This guy called VICIOUS will come by and fix you up.
     
  23. that guys a jerk
     
  24. Yeah, I'm Sled Driver. I'd be on my original account, but I forgot the password and the p-word recovery tool doesn't work.
     

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