Meeting Richard Dawkins Update II
Back in June, Evanescent and I went to see Richard Dawkins recording an interview with the BBC. That recording is now available online, (the link will not stay active indefinitely, see here for further details on where to find it later). We recorded for well over an hour, so I assumed that the final program would be an hour long. In actual fact, it is slightly less than half an hour, and much to my ambivalence, my question did not make the final cut.
Although I am slightly disappointed that my soft, pleasing, silken English baritones will not grace the airwaves to be heard by millions, there is certainly a part of me that is mightily relieved. The question I asked was completely off the cuff, not phrased very well and, as a result, not really answered. In short, I rather ballsed it up. Naturally, I have thought of loads of really good questions that I could have asked since the recording, but then, isn’t that always the way it goes. (I know I promised that I would reveal what my question was, and I will, but when I do I intend to do it in an article that properly answers the question.)
Anyway, it was still a wonderful experience to see the professor in the flesh and hear him speak, and a memory I will always treasure. Without wanting to presume that readers would only have wanted to hear my question, I do urge you to listen to the program.