Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring letter. I’m interested that the girl you spoke to was so upset when she saw what is really in the Bible. You might like to show her, and others at your school, a book by my friend Dan Barker. It’s called God, the Most Unpleasant Character in all Fiction. What Mr Barker did was take the first…[Read more]
Bulldogs, and some other breeds of dog, are now mostly incapable of giving birth naturally, following many generations of caesarian births and pedigree breeding for peculiar characteristics.
Beth Loftus is a true hero: valiant fighter for civil justice and scientific truth in the face of violent threats; clear-headed, honest thinker in the face of pseudoscientific charlatans and mercenary lawyers. Congratulations to her on winning the John Maddox Prize.
It is, of course, true that smart TVs allow you to switch on subtitles as an option. But that misses the point I’m trying to make. I’m not advocating subtitles per se. I’m advocating banning the voice-over. This of course makes subtitles necessary for many of us. But simply ADDING subtitles, when the sound channel is already polluted by…[Read more]
There seems to be some doubt (Comment #16) as to whether I was right to say Farida Khalaf is not her real name. Maybe the US edition says something different, but the Kindle edition that I bought from Amazon says the following at the beginning, under “AUTHOR’S NOTE”:
Farida Khalif is not my real name, and I am not the girl pictured on the…
I’m extremely sorry if I sometimes seem dismissive when signing books. I really REALLY don’t intend it. I have to balance courtesy to the person who has reached the front of the queue with courtesy to those still waiting in line. The longer the line, the more I worry about the people still waiting. The problem has got measurably worse since the…[Read more]
Copies of the Second Edition will be on sale in advance of the official publication date.
We’ll both be signing books afterwards.
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