How dumb can you get? Very

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Yes, you heard right….. a model of the ark. Read the details in this Washington Post article. Then hear Richard Dawkins address the matter (starting at about 2:20 in the video below)

Speedy Recovery to Richard Dawkins

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In case you haven’t heard, Richard Dawkins had a stroke last week. It appears that he is recovering. As many of you know, he was a great friend to Christopher, and is a strident spokesman for science and reason. Humorously, his doctor told him that in the future he should stay away from controversy. Good luck having that order followed, doctor.

Here is a personal audio. message from Richard Dawkins, which he recorded for his fans:

Personal audio message from Richard Dawkins

 

 

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Richard was one of the The Four Horsemen of the Non-Apocalypse, the informal discussion of the so called new-athiests

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Dawkins and Hitch

Hitchens on Jerry Falwell

 

I read a comment in the Christopher Hitchens Appreciation Society Facebook group where someone suggested that Dawkins and Jerry Falwell are similar, just with a different view points (he may have said Dawkins by mistake as he was posting in a Hitchens group), but in any event, it’s given me an excuse to post a clip of  Hitch talking about Falwell on CNN. Here too is the posting from the FB Group.

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Regressive Leftists

In this clip from Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill and Richard Dawkins discuss the disconcerting trend on the left toward what Sam Harris calls “regressive leftism”.  It describes people, usually left leaning, that are afraid to defend ideas they usually support (like free speech) because they think they might be labeled as Islamophobes.

Mugshots. What do these people have in common?

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Yes, they are all nice faces, but beyond that, they are all trustees of Project Reason, an organization dedicated to spreading science and secular values, founded by Sam and Annaka Harris.  Christopher was a trustee.

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Project Reason is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. We seek to encourage critical thinking and wise public policy through a variety of interrelated projects. The foundation can convene conferences, produce films, sponsor scientific studies and opinion polls, hold contests, publish original research, award grants to other charitable organizations, and offer material support to religious dissidents and public intellectuals — all with the purpose of eroding the influence of dogmatism, superstition, and bigotry in our world. While Project Reason is devoted to fostering critical thinking generally, we believe that religious ideas require a special focus. Both science and the arts are built upon cultures of vigorous self-criticism; religious discourse is not. As a result, religious dogmatism still reigns unchallenged in almost every society on earth—dividing humanity from itself, inflaming conflict, preventing wise public policy, and diverting scarce resources. One of the primary goals of Project Reason is to change this increasingly unhealthy status quo.

Please read more at http://www.project-reason.org/about/#sthash.h0wvHad9.dpuf

The site has trustee bios, but not much more. However, you can sign up to receive informational emails.

New Atheism 101: The Four Horsemen of the Non-Apocalypse

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Many of you will have seen this classic, but for those of you that are new to Hitchens and his orbit, it is well worth watching.

The film documents an almost two-hour roundtable discussion with the so-called new atheists: Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett. The group, also nicknamed “The Four Horsemen of the Non-Apocalypse”, met at Hitchens’ Washington DC apartment on September 30, 2007. For the non-Biblical scholars amongst you, the name is a reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the Book of Revelations.  

I am glad someone had the foresight to document this.

Enjoy being a fly on the wall.

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