Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss in Sydney, 12 April 2012

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Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss in Sydney, 12 April 2012

#1  Postby Made of Stars » Apr 11, 2012 9:34 am

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Re: Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss in Sydney, 12 April 2012

#2  Postby Crocodile Gandhi » Apr 11, 2012 9:39 am

I saw them last night. It was fucking excellent.
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Re: Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss in Sydney, 12 April 2012

#3  Postby Made of Stars » Apr 11, 2012 9:49 am

Ah, bugger, it's sold out. Apologies.

Can you give us the reader's digest version, Croc? :)

Addit: I see there are chunks of Krauss and Dawkins on Youtube.
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#4  Postby Crocodile Gandhi » Apr 11, 2012 10:28 am

Made of Stars wrote:Ah, bugger, it's sold out. Apologies.

Can you give us the reader's digest version, Croc? :)

Addit: I see there are chunks of Krauss and Dawkins on Youtube.


Hmmm, that's a bit hard to do. It was more of a conversation than a lecture. They kind of went wherever the conversation took them. They spoke about Dawkins' appearance on Q & A for a while. They also took questions for a while at the end. Most of them were fairly poor questions which just lead to both men repeating a lot of what they spoke about throughout the conversation, but there was a few fireworks when a girl got up to accuse them of turning science into a religion, making various comments about "The Cult of Richard Dawkins". After they politely answered her queries, she sort of started to cry and yelled at them a bit. It was very weird. She was a Catholic, of course.
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#5  Postby Made of Stars » Apr 11, 2012 11:26 am

Thanks Croc. Wish I'd gotten onto it earlier, especially as I'm not going to GAC.
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