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b_b  ·  3966 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reason Rally
I wish that they had a more specific cause, say, increased support for NSF, NIH, NOAA and NASA. When you have a polarizing and egomaniacal figure like Dawkins headlining an event supporting "reason" instead of "science", I think it may come off as a little bit crass and condescending. Still, I totally get their point, and I would probably attend if I were in the DC area.

thenewgreen  ·  3965 days ago  ·  link  ·  
It needs to happen and perhaps it's good that it's deliberately about "reason" and not "science". People like this need to be called "un-reasonable", not anti-science.
b_b  ·  3965 days ago  ·  link  ·  
I suppose you're right. I like to play devil's advocate sometimes to get a conversation going. Truthfully, I agree with Dawkins et al most of the time. Although, if Eddie Izzard is speaking, I would love to see him use logic and reason to explain his cross dressing. Some things just feel right to some people, I guess; reason has nothing to do with it.