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I suggest you attempt to get Richard Dawkins on the show. he's an excellent documentary maker, author, and speaker.

Oh, and I just registered as a bright.


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Guest Suggestion- Richard Dawkins

He'll be on someday. Looking at Sam Harris as the next name of that caliber.

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Re: Guest Suggestion

cbenard wrote:
I suggest you attempt to get Richard Dawkins on the show. he's an excellent documentary maker, author, and speaker.

Oh, and I just registered as a bright.

Absolutely we need him on.

Oh and me too, although Bright seems very similar to Rationalist.

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Guest Suggestion- Richard Dawkins

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He'll be on someday. Looking at Sam Harris as the next name of that caliber.

Yeah, but Richard Dawkins has a British accent. That automatically means he's smarter right? Laughing out loud

Sam Harris is great. I've read about half of The End of Faith (the semester started and I have no personal time anymore). That book is great.


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Guest Suggestion- Richard Dawkins

"Yeah, but Richard Dawkins has a British accent. That automatically means he's smarter right?"

Ray Comfort has an accent. And he's an idiot.
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Guest Suggestion- Richard Dawkins

Nick_Poling wrote:
"Yeah, but Richard Dawkins has a British accent. That automatically means he's smarter right?"

Ray Comfort has an accent. And he's an idiot.
:smt101

I guess if he picked up a southern accent his face would implode. That accent is the only thing keeping his one-cornered face from chrusing the void where normal people store their brain.

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Guest Suggestion- Richard Dawkins

What about Kent Hovind? (sorry cbenard)
He needs to get slapped, and have all his dishonesty burned, and if you might, either make sure he sticks to BIOLOGY when discussing things, or bring an astronomer/physicist so when he does try to trail off into that you can 'knock him back down to earth'. Smiling
Though I havent heard his debates, would it be wrong to say he likes to go 1 on 1 with someone who specalises, bring up facts of an unrelated fields to make the other person look like they don't know anything and that he wins?

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HealingBlight wrote:

Though I havent heard his debates, would it be wrong to say he likes to go 1 on 1 with someone who specalises, bring up facts of an unrelated fields to make the other person look like they don't know anything and that he wins?

That sounds like Hovind. Isn't he in jail?

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Guest Suggestion- Richard Dawkins

Sapient wrote:
HealingBlight wrote:

Though I havent heard his debates, would it be wrong to say he likes to go 1 on 1 with someone who specalises, bring up facts of an unrelated fields to make the other person look like they don't know anything and that he wins?

That sounds like Hovind. Isn't he in jail?

With this administration? I would think not....... Smiling

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Guest Suggestion- Richard Dawkins

I concur completely with the richard dawkins idea. The man is so excellent at getting the ideas of rationality and evolution through, he'd make an excellent guest.


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Hey, I just noticed

Hey, I just noticed Professor Dawkins is coming to Philadelphia November 2nd. If one of you guys are planning to attend the event maybe you could try to talk to him about appearing on the show in person.

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GodStoleMyFriends wrote:Hey,

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Hey, I just noticed Professor Dawkins is coming to Philadelphia November 2nd. If one of you guys are planning to attend the event maybe you could try to talk to him about appearing on the show in person.

We'll be there. We've recently sent him an email requesting his presence on our show to coincide with his Nov. 2nd visit and haven't received a response. We've sent the email a second time now after no response the first time.

Here is a copy of the letter...

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Dear Dr. Dawkins,

My name is Richard ********** [Razorcade to RRS readers]. I am a great admirer of your work, and have read many of your books. You have inspired me more than any other author, and have given me direction for the first time in my life. In particular, the letter to your daughter in ‘A Devil’s Chaplain’, touched me deeply and helped me to construct a similar letter to my daughter after a difficult situation arose within my family.

The reason for my letter is that I am currently a co-host of an Internet Radio Program, called The Rational Response Squad, and we are committed to fighting irrationalities all over the world. We currently have an affiliation with The Infidel Guy, a show in which you recently appeared. Our show airs directly after his and we have a long standing relationship together. Additionally, we have worked closely with Sam Harris, Brian Flemming, and Richard Carrier, and represent the fastest growing atheist community on the internet. I think it is possible that our group symbolizes your goals more so than any other on the Net. We have been greatly received by the public, as they have responded positively to our style of politeness while openly calling religion irrational, successfully accomplishing this task on a program also attached to many activist projects. You can get an idea of just how successful we’ve been by looking at our myspace profile at: http://www.myspace.com/rationalresponse

As you are traveling to our lovely city, Philadelphia, in November, we humbly request that you grace us with your presence on our program. We would only need you for a couple of hours, as the quality of the show is greatly enhanced by conducting interviews from within the studio. The Free Library of Philadelphia is only twenty minutes from our location and we could provide all transportation. We would be willing to pay for any extra accommodations as needed. You should also know that we pride ourselves on our success in assisting others who share our goals. We will promote your books very heavily surrounding your appearance, as the endorsement of rational authors is one of our specialties.

If an in studio interview is not possible, a phone interview would be the next best thing, and we would be willing to conduct one at any time. This is not a live show, and the majority of the questions would be posed by the hosts of the show, and the members of the website. Of course we could provide you with some sample questions for your approval.

Should you need a reference, you can contact Richard Carrier at ************ who recently spent a weekend in our studio to record eight shows with us.

You can contact me by phone, at 215-***-****, or by email at, ************@**********.

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I hope he comes. He would be

I hope he comes. He would be great.


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Ok, are you sitting down?

Ok, are you sitting down? Ok, now stand up. Ok, sit down again! Are you sitting down? Ok, stand up and go to the fridge, and grab a celebratory alcoholic beverage, and then sit down again.

(Waiting for you to come back from fridge.)

Ok, are you back? Are you sitting down now? Good, stay seated....

Richard Dawkins just agreed to an interview with us. All that's left is the details, logistics, and particulars.

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That's great news - I've

That's great news - I've been hearing him on various podcasts recently, obviously as part of publicising his new book, and I really find myself on the same wavelength

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Awesome!

Awesome! Drunk


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More details slowly being

More details slowly being worked out...

It would seem Professor Dawkins will be appearing in "studio" for a live webcam discussion in our usual format of prerecording and then editing out kinks for a future broadcast. We're looking at Nov 2 around 4:30-5pm est or the day before at an unspecified time. More details developing soon. As final details are made, we'll post a topic about it.

As I understand it this will actually be listed as an official tour stop on his schedule!!

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Oh I almost forgot, we

Oh I almost forgot, we really want to donate a large sum of money on behalf of the RRS team and membership, so please participate in our fund raising drive for RDF, details will remain on the homepage until his appearance. http://www.rationalresponders.com/

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Sapient wrote:Oh I almost

Sapient wrote:
Oh I almost forgot, we really want to donate a large sum of money on behalf of the RRS team and membership, so please participate in our fund raising drive for RDF, details will remain on the homepage until his appearance. http://www.rationalresponders.com/

WOW.

And I might actually be able to donate to the cause too...

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Sapient wrote:Ok, are you

Sapient wrote:
Ok, are you sitting down? Ok, now stand up. Ok, sit down again! Are you sitting down? Ok, stand up and go to the fridge, and grab a celebratory alcoholic beverage, and then sit down again.

(Waiting for you to come back from fridge.)

Ok, are you back? Are you sitting down now? Good, stay seated....

Richard Dawkins just agreed to an interview with us. All that's left is the details, logistics, and particulars.

Stay seated? Hell no! I just fell out of my chair.

You guys never cease to amaze me. First Carrier and now Dawkins.

Nothing left to say but WOW!

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Here's my favorite nugget of

Here's my favorite nugget of joy from my correspondence with his booking agent:

"He has turned down a number of interviews, but is enthused about what you guys are doing so he happily agreed (he's turned down FOX so be happy!)."

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Hah! He bitch slapped FAUX

Hah! He bitch slapped FAUX news and agreed to be here! That's great! Laughing out loud


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Oh it gets even better with

Oh it gets even better with the little nuggets of joy...

Margaret Downey, President of www.FSGP.org is his host for the day. (picture of Margaret Downey and I) She spoke with him recently about his schedule, and I quote...

"There were a few other Universities that wanted him to speak to large student bodies. Drexel University wanted him to speak at the 5pm time slot that he would need to be on your show. He opted out of the College lecture, because he really wanted to appear on your show, he's thrilled about what you guys are doing."

WOW

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Damn. Now that is cool.

Damn. Now that is cool.


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Quote:"There were a few

Quote:
"There were a few other Universities that wanted him to speak to large student bodies. Drexel University wanted him to speak at the 5pm time slot that he would need to be on your show. He opted out of the College lecture, because he really wanted to appear on your show, he's thrilled about what you guys are doing."

That's Crrrraaaazyyyyyyy!!! Laughing out loud

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Sapient wrote: "There were a

Sapient wrote:

"There were a few other Universities that wanted him to speak to large student bodies. Drexel University wanted him to speak at the 5pm time slot that he would need to be on your show. He opted out of the College lecture, because he really wanted to appear on your show, he's thrilled about what you guys are doing."

WOW

Just goes to show that we're doing something really right.

What a coup this is.

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Sorry if I overlooked it,

Sorry if I overlooked it, but have you put up a post where questions could be asked to Richard Dawkins?


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Here ya go Martha.

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you know...I think this only

you know...I think this only bolsters our position. I'm fucking tired of apathetic fools. All people do is bitch and complain....never do they try to achieve any change. This is why I support full heartedly the RRS. The RRS is workign at making a difference...organizing, spreading a coherent, poignant message.

Dawkin's appearance on the show, as well as Sam Harris and Richard Carrier, only goes to show that the leaders of the humanist/atheist movement support the RRS. This is big. This gives us more grounding....let's keep this going.

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R. Dawdins and Ms Garison???

Ummmm....did anyone see South Park last night??

I watched through my fingers....damn
I'm still traumatized.

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Ummmm....did anyone see South Park last night??

I watched through my fingers....damn
I'm still traumatized.


I didn't get to watch it last night. What was so scary?


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MarthaSplatterhead

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Angelic_Atheist wrote:
Ummmm....did anyone see South Park last night??

I watched through my fingers....damn
I'm still traumatized.


I didn't get to watch it last night. What was so scary?

Richard Dawkins. Having sex with Ms. Garrison. A lot.

wtf

It was.......well, there are no words...... Ms. Garrison's boobs are teh yuck.
Barf!


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MarthaSplatterhead wrote:
Angelic_Atheist wrote:
Ummmm....did anyone see South Park last night??

I watched through my fingers....damn
I'm still traumatized.


I didn't get to watch it last night. What was so scary?

Richard Dawkins. Having sex with Ms. Garrison. A lot.

wtf

It was.......well, there are no words...... Ms. Garrison's boobs are teh yuck.
:barf:

OK. Just watched it. I just can't get over the doggie style and messed up boobs. I am still a little tripped out because I have been so obsessed with everything Dawkins lately that it's weird to see that someone would put him in that light. Oh well, it's just a joke. I can laugh. But Dawkins is still one of my heros, along with Trey Parker/Matt Stone. Eye-wink


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I had to watch it

First
RRS show was GREAT!!!!

MarthaSplatterhead wrote:
GlamourKat wrote:
MarthaSplatterhead wrote:
Angelic_Atheist wrote:
Ummmm....did anyone see South Park last night??

I watched through my fingers....damn
I'm still traumatized.


I didn't get to watch it last night. What was so scary?

Richard Dawkins. Having sex with Ms. Garrison. A lot.

wtf

It was.......well, there are no words...... Ms. Garrison's boobs are teh yuck.
:barf:

OK. Just watched it. I just can't get over the doggie style and messed up boobs. I am still a little tripped out because I have been so obsessed with everything Dawkins lately that it's weird to see that someone would put him in that light. Oh well, it's just a joke. I can laugh. But Dawkins is still one of my heros, along with Trey Parker/Matt Stone. Eye-wink

I had to watch it again....this time, without covering my eyes (as much)...lol

I completely agree. Ohhh to see one of my heroes shown in that light... damn... but it's South Park and was bound to happen.
They went easy on atheism the last time around. Its about time we got our fair stomping, I'm just sorry it had to be at the expense of Dawkins. I will grovel at his feet forever in an attempt to make amends for what SP did.... well not really grovel... its the thought that counts right??? Heart
I really hope he has a damn good sense of humor.

After the shock wore off, it was really funny. I shudder to think of what pt 2 will be :shudder:

:shudders again:

And all this because the creaters of SP didnt like his latest book. Now I think Im going to have read it sooner than I had planned.

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It was called "Go, God, Go!

It was called "Go, God, Go! part II" so I guess you already know, although there wasn't a part I....


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Dawkins commented on his

Dawkins commented on his portrayal on South Park yesterday, "The least they could've done is found someone with a proper British accent."

Anybody tune in to our Dawkins show? Any thoughts?

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I tried to watch your show

I tried to watch your show yesterday but I think the firewall at work was blocking it, or there was some other gremlin so I couldn't connect. I was extremely disappointed. Sad You said the show will air at a later date. Will it be just audio, or video too? Will you put it up on YouTube or Google Video?


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Something that really struck

Something that really struck a cord with me on yesterday's show was when Dawkins asked why religious people are so violent or angry when you don't agree with them. (and) It's not like someone would get mad if you didn't agree what car was the best.
This sentiment really hits the nail on the head for me. We were all born in this world with basically the same tools for thought. No one necessarily is even capable of fully agreeing with another person about the universe and issues we concern ourselves with. Ex. I am vegan and I know a lot of people are totally against that. But I find reason to be so and will defend that. If you are against my being a vegan then so be it but there's no reason to hate me or whatever. I know exactly what he meant by that statement because I have been attacked for not believing in god. (In a bar, no less).
I don't know if I am really trying to make a point here, I just wanted to acknowledge the whole "if you're views are different than mine then let's fight" attitude. I don't mind debates but it's when I start feeling threatened or like the person resorts to irrational behavior then I feel like nothing gets accomplished.


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Unfortunately I missed the

Unfortunately I missed the Richard Dawkins show because I had to work. Will the show be available for monthly subscribers anytime soon? if so, will it be video or just audio? I can't wait to see/hear it!


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Yes, high quality edited

Yes, high quality edited audio in it's entirety will be available to show 30-40 subscribers and monthly subscribers within a few days at most. Also, medium quality video is available right now.

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I watched the video last

I watched the video last night. Was it just me or was the sound quality not so good - I saw the high quality one, not the you-tube. I had to turn the volume almost all the way up to hear. I did notice the squad members were much easier to hear than the guests.

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The sound in the video was

The sound in the video was recorded from the camcorder itself and not the mics, so the sound quality is nowhere near what you get with the downloadable show.

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That makes sense. Didn't

That makes sense. Didn't listen to the non-video version yet.


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Great to Hear the Heavy

Great to Hear the Heavy Weight Champion Richard Dawkins is comming. I'm sure it will be a blast


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Great to Hear the Heavy Weight Champion Richard Dawkins is comming. I'm sure it will be a blast

It happened a bit ago. Here's a link to it. Eye-wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbay-nPxxfI