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To: TaraP
The five-day retreat is being subsidised by Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist and author of The God Delusion, and is intended to provide an alternative to faith-based summer camps normally run by the Scouts and Christian groups

First, Dawkins is not an evolutionary biologist, he's an ethologist. Second, I'm so glad he no longer occupies that "chair" at Oxford; it was silly and he contributed nothing to academia. And finally, I'm sure all four of the pint-size humanists will have loads of fun at his camp.
2 posted on 06/29/2009 5:12:36 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (What are you and who do you want?)
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To: Rodebrecht; TaraP
The important question is twofold:

1) Will Moose-limbs sue to be granted access to the camp?

2) Will the pedophiles sue to get to be camp counselors?

Cheers!

3 posted on 06/29/2009 5:14:48 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Rodebrecht
I'm so glad he no longer occupies that "chair" at Oxford; it was silly and he contributed nothing to academia.

Dawkins' arguments had holes so big you could fit something the size of G-d himself through them.

5 posted on 06/29/2009 5:17:01 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE crimes.)
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To: Rodebrecht

This is all part of Dawkins’ tactic of having “society stepping in” to stop religious parents from doing so and his hopes that this “might lead children to choose no religion at all.”

There are good dissections of Camp Quest, its PR side and its true underbelly here:

http://atheismisdead.blogspot.com/2009/05/atheist-re-education-camp-for-children.html

http://atheismisdead.blogspot.com/2009/06/atheism-camp-camp-quest-freethought.html


18 posted on 07/23/2009 9:08:06 AM PDT by MarianoApologeticus (Backstory)
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