Symphony of Science - The Greatest Show on Earth!
hat tip to chileskeptic
"Never be afraid of stridency"
- Richard Dawkins: One of my main beefs with religion is the way they label children as a "Catholic child" or a "Muslim child". I've become a bit of a bore about it.
- Christopher Hitchens: You must never be afraid of that charge, any more than stridency.
- Richard Dawkins: I will remember that.
- Christopher Hitchens: If I was strident, it doesn't matter - I was a jobbing hack, I bang my drum. You have a discipline in which you are very distinguished. You've educated a lot of people; nobody denies that, not even your worst enemies. You see your discipline being attacked and defamed and attempts made to drive it out.
- CH: Stridency is the least you should muster . . . It's the shame of your colleagues that they don't form ranks and say, "Listen, we're going to defend our colleagues from these appalling and obfuscating elements."
Stephen Fry and friends on the life, loves and hates of Christopher Hitchens.
Con Sean Penn, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Buckley, Matin Amis, Salman Rushdie, James Fenton e Ian McEwan.
We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of the Sahara. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively outnumbers the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.
- Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow
Hitchens, Dawkins, and Fry: It’s Good to Offend
Pensamiento científico y filosofía moral - Richard Dawkins (subtitulado)