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Dawkins sues Josh Timonen

#1  Postby devogue » Oct 23, 2010 5:07 pm


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Update 1:

Members please be advised that joshtimonen joined as a member here during the course of this thread and he is therefore now protected under the Forum Users Agreement.

Update 2:

P.Z. Myers joins the forum and links us to the full formal complaint: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010 ... imonen.php

Update 3:

The counsel speaks: http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/5 ... enberg-esq
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Re: Dawkins sues Josh Timonen

#2  Postby Animavore » Oct 23, 2010 5:08 pm

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Re: Dawkins sues Josh Timonen

#3  Postby devogue » Oct 23, 2010 5:08 pm

And Dawkins was paying him almost $100,000 per year! :lol:
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#4  Postby DoctorE » Oct 23, 2010 5:09 pm

uhhhh.... :grin:
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#5  Postby Loke » Oct 23, 2010 5:13 pm

:rofl:
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#6  Postby Mazille » Oct 23, 2010 5:15 pm

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#7  Postby katja z » Oct 23, 2010 5:17 pm

:shock:

Considering how fiercely Dawkins defended Timonen only half a year ago, I almost feel sorry for him.

Is it possible that he'll change his mind about certain other Timonen's actions as well? :think:
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Re: Dawkins sues Josh Timonen

#8  Postby John P. M. » Oct 23, 2010 5:18 pm

Well, atheists have no morals, so what do you expect... :p

Timonen seemed like such a nice bloke, though. :shifty:
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#9  Postby kiore » Oct 23, 2010 5:18 pm

Is this really true? It is too believable to be true..
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#10  Postby Elena » Oct 23, 2010 5:19 pm

Wow. And here I was thinking that the RD forum was mismanaged from sheer incompetence. :coffee:
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#11  Postby Festeringbob » Oct 23, 2010 5:19 pm

someone pm jan, she will love this
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Re: Dawkins sues Josh Timonen

#12  Postby devogue » Oct 23, 2010 5:20 pm

In his 18-page complaint, Dawkins describes himself as "the world's best known and most respected atheist."


What a complete prick.
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#13  Postby z8000783 » Oct 23, 2010 5:21 pm

Gosh, it's all very exciting isn't it?

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#14  Postby DaveD » Oct 23, 2010 5:22 pm

Festeringbob wrote:someone pm jan, she will love this

Done. :thumbup:
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#15  Postby Aca » Oct 23, 2010 5:23 pm

Good for Dawkins, i guess. Better late than never
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Re: Dawkins sues Josh Timonen

#16  Postby DaveD » Oct 23, 2010 5:25 pm

devogue wrote:
In his 18-page complaint, Dawkins describes himself as "the world's best known and most respected atheist."


What a complete prick.

To be fair, he probably doesn't, it'll be his lawyers saying that.
"The world's best known and most respected atheist" that is, not that he's a prick!
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#17  Postby BrandySpears » Oct 23, 2010 5:26 pm

Reminiscent of Madalyn Murray Ohair's debacle.
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Re: Dawkins sues Josh Timonen

#18  Postby kiore » Oct 23, 2010 5:26 pm

Really although I don't doubt these things happen I wouldn't have thought a certain person was competent enough to actually get away with this.. although it seems he hasn't. Guess there will need to be a revision of the dedication in the next edition of the Greatest Show On Earth.. :popcorn:
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#19  Postby Audley Strange » Oct 23, 2010 5:27 pm

devogue wrote:
In his 18-page complaint, Dawkins describes himself as "the world's best known and most respected atheist."


What a complete prick.


I was thinking that myself.

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#20  Postby Wiðercora » Oct 23, 2010 5:28 pm

DaveD wrote:
devogue wrote:
In his 18-page complaint, Dawkins describes himself as "the world's best known and most respected atheist."


What a complete prick.

To be fair, he probably doesn't, it'll be his lawyers saying that.
"The world's best known and most respected atheist" that is, not that he's a prick!


He probably is the world's best-known atheist, though.
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