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Another Dawkins Review – the Mind Boggles

October 11, 2007

Google News Alerts brought to my attention this article by Kyle Lee in the Chicago Maroon, entitled Dawkins’s militant atheism delusional, in which he discusses some of his grievances with Dawkins and, in particular, his book The God Delusion. Unfortunately, Lee forgot to do one teeny, tiny thing that could have helped him out a […]

Holy Smoke

August 29, 2007

I tried my first cigarette when I was 13, on the back of the school bus. By the time I was 15, I was smoking regularly. I stopped for a year or so when I was 17, but when I started my first full time job at 18, I began to smoke heavily. I continued […]

Meeting Richard Dawkins Update II

August 4, 2007

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 […]

Meeting Richard Dawkins: Update

June 21, 2007

As I previously told you all, earlier in the month I attended a radio interview with Richard Dawkins, and was lucky enough to ask him a question. I have now received this email from the BBC regarding the broadcast date. Here are the listening details: You can listen to the Richard Dawkins World Book Club […]

Dawkins vs. McGrath – The Lost Interview

June 13, 2007

Regular readers will know my thoughts on Alister McGrath from my previous articles. In an article in the Daily Mail, he had this to say about an alleged recording of Dawkins interviewing him for his documentary The Root of All Evil?, which was left out of the final cut. We were also filmed having a […]

The Scoreboard Fallacy

June 12, 2007

Lately, I’ve been posting more articles on various moral issues that concern me and a few random thoughts that I’ve been meaning to express for some time. In a comment on one of those articles, the Spanish Inquisitor praised me for having the “ability and desire to tackle the big issues”. It was a generous […]

Meeting Richard Dawkins

June 8, 2007

Last week I was contacted by a researcher at the BBC. The World Service had scheduled Richard Dawkins to be interviewed on the monthly World Book Club program about The Selfish Gene, and he was looking for fans to offer questions that could be put to Dawkins during the recording. The researcher, having found this […]

The Santa Claus analogy – too complicated for Alister McGrath

March 12, 2007

I have not yet read Christian apologist Alister McGrath’s book The Dawkins Delusion so I will defer discussion on that front until I have. My grief today with Dawkins’ biggest critic is over his misunderstanding of a simple analogy that he has made on more than one occasion. This article was published on the Daily […]