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Tank:

--- Quote from: AngelOfDeath on December 14, 2017, 06:44:02 PM ---
--- Quote from: Tank on December 14, 2017, 08:38:44 AM ---I used to moderate on the Richard Dawkins forum. I have to say I am not a fan of the guy. He's very much a product of his privileged colonial upbringing. I had to email him about something. He replied but he didn't respond to my question. He replied to correct how I had used an apostrophe in his name. He's not a particularly good philosopher either but The God Delusion changed me from a passive atheist to an active one. I had not really understood the impact creationists like Ken Hamm in the USA. That said what he has done is raised the profile of atheistic thought and just how insidious theism is in the human world. So like all of us he's not perfect but through his work on evolution he has advanced the sum total of human knowledge.

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I was a bit confused about where to put the apostrophe when writing Dawkins in possessive form.  is it dawkin's or dawkins' or dawkins's?  hmm

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Send him an email. If you don't get a reply you know you used the right one.

Tank:

--- Quote from: AngelOfDeath on December 14, 2017, 06:42:06 PM ---...

Well I have not read it.  And I've never read anti-atheist material.  And from what I understand, Dawkins is rather the posterboy for the modern atheist movement, or at least was at one time--I don't keep up with popular fads

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The God Delusion was a book written about the right subject at the right time. There were 4 main anti-theist authors around at the time. Daniel Dennett (the one I wish I could be), Christopher Hitchens (the one I channel on Facebook), Sam Harris (ambivalent about him) and RD, I've expressed my opinion about him.

AngelOfDeath:

--- Quote from: Tank on December 15, 2017, 10:59:48 AM ---
--- Quote from: AngelOfDeath on December 14, 2017, 06:44:02 PM ---
--- Quote from: Tank on December 14, 2017, 08:38:44 AM ---I used to moderate on the Richard Dawkins forum. I have to say I am not a fan of the guy. He's very much a product of his privileged colonial upbringing. I had to email him about something. He replied but he didn't respond to my question. He replied to correct how I had used an apostrophe in his name. He's not a particularly good philosopher either but The God Delusion changed me from a passive atheist to an active one. I had not really understood the impact creationists like Ken Hamm in the USA. That said what he has done is raised the profile of atheistic thought and just how insidious theism is in the human world. So like all of us he's not perfect but through his work on evolution he has advanced the sum total of human knowledge.

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I was a bit confused about where to put the apostrophe when writing Dawkins in possessive form.  is it dawkin's or dawkins' or dawkins's?  hmm

--- End quote ---

Send him an email. If you don't get a reply you know you used the right one.

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 :lol:

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