Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins

3 comments:

krissthesexyatheist said...

Ah, richard "Papa Bear" Dawkins, soooo frackin' baddass. I'm weirded out and sort of paranoid about the future...Dawkins is hella old, and Hitchens has one foot in the grave. who will take their place(es). Ugh, just enjoy them now. Awesome buddy,

Kriss

Steve said...

You’re not alone in wondering that. Dawkins and Dennett are old men and Hitch is obviously very ill. That leaves only Harris out of the so-called “Four Horsemen” that will be around for awhile. I should also mention Victor Stenger (who I think is as good as any of them), but he is an old dude as well.

Harris is a young guy, but he seems to split a lot of atheists on whether he adds anything of value or not. I think he does, but sometimes he goes off on tangents (in his books) that leave him open to (justified) criticism. He is really good at debating, however. Although I heard he charges somewhere around $20,000 for a speaking engagement. That’s a dick move if it’s true.

Who else does that leave? No one that is a current “leader” of the movement. We need candidates and we need more than a handful of leaders. Preferably not all white men.

Anonymous said...

Don't leave PZ Myers out of the picture!