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  1. Does Richard have time for anything else besides interviews nowadays? I am trying to remember who is was, but a Nobel winner complained that nobody ever wins two. Ever after you win one, you are besieged with speaking engagements, committee requests etc. It is best to win it late in life.

    • In reply to #1 by Roedy:

      Does Richard have time for anything else besides interviews nowadays? I am trying to remember who is was, but a Nobel winner complained that nobody ever wins two. Ever after you win one, you are besieged with speaking engagements, committee requests etc. It is best to win it late in life.

      Whoever it was that said that forgot about Marie Curie won two Nobels, in different disciples, at 36 and 44.

      • In reply to #3 by WorkMX:

        In reply to #1 by Roedy:

        Whoever it was that said that forgot about Marie Curie won two Nobels, in different disciples, at 36 and 44.

        The story is Einstein didn’t get one for Relativity cuz he won for photoelectric effect. Maybe this is myth, or maybe one can only have them in different fields because, well… damn. I’m gonna look up Curie nau. That’s super human.

        I suppose Dawkins could get a Peace Prize. Has The God Delusion been translated into Arabic?

  2. I saw the show. Richard and Bill come off as the congenial good natured guys and the rest of the panel as politically correct and waffling on the “religion problem” to the point of absurdity. Michael Moore expressed some aggravation with religion but in general had the air of accommodationism wafting around him.

    Come on Michael Moore! Take a stand! You’re almost there! The Atheist community is a wonderful place to be and we’re all ready to embrace you when you’re ready.

    It was very amusing to watch as the cameras cut over to Rev. Sharpton when Richard made certain comments. :-D Hilarious! Let’s have no apologies forthcoming over this. If I only had a dime for every time I’ve had to overlook blunt insults from religiobots I’d be a wealthy woman indeed. Sharpton got a taste of his own medicine last night and there’s nothing wrong with that.

    Love those ties. Was it flamencos on the tie last night? So nice to see a creative touch to add interest to any guy’s wardrobe. Suits can be so predictable and dull but when Richard wears his hand painted ties my eye always goes straight to them. Although, I must say that Bill Maher looks like a million bucks in a suit.

    All in all it was a very positive interaction.

    Richard, it must be very exhausting to keep up with the schedule that you keep on these book tours but I hope you know how much this means to the American atheists out here. It means everything.

  3. My favorite part of the show, including the internet portion, was actually Maajid Nawaz (sorry Richard). I have, of course, read him before, but I think his approach (and I’m certainly not an accommodationist by any means) may be the right one. Maybe we need to prevent younger people from becoming extremists before we get them to give up religion entirely. OTOH, if all christians were moderates, we might never get rid of religion. It’s perhaps easier to bring people to atheism/secularism when you can point to the religious nutbags and show how ridiculous they are. Anyway, I thought Nawaz was interesting and made some good points.

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