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  • [M] QoB posted an update in the group Group logo of Persephoneer Skeptics Persephoneer Skeptics 8 years, 10 months ago

    Richard Dawkins is doing a talk in my city in a few months. Has anyone seen a talk of his – worth going to?

    • I don’t think I could ever go to a lecture of his. My opinion of him has changed for the worse since his ignorant comments about ”the elevator incident.” (Here’s a link that lays the whole thing out, if you don’t know what I’m talking about: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/07/05/richard-dawkins-and-male-privilege/ )

      I might see him speak if it were a free event, out of curiosity and because I enjoy the rare chances that I get to interact with fellow atheists, but if it’s something I have to pay for, I’m not going to give him my money. But that’s just my opinion. I will say I have never seen a talk of his in person, though, so I can’t speak to that.

      • Good point, and his reaction to that is one reason I’m reluctant to go (plus it happened in my city, so the chances are it will be brought up). But also I’m just not sure that he’ll have more to say that I haven’t heard him say already.

    • Are there perhaps talks of his on YouTube? The only instance I can think of hearing him talk is on the Channel 4 “Inside Nature’s Giants” – maybe check out 4OD? Certainly, if I had the opportunity, I’d go.