Can any atheist, agnostic, exotheologist, or noogenesist explain the Richard Dawkins hate on Metafilter. This has been bugging me for ages. It happens every time his name is mentioned here. I obviously missed the memo.
I read the front page Derren Brown thread just then, and clicked my way to a ding dong Richard Dawkins argument from the past
. I tried to work it out by myself, but just like an Australian trying to decipher the Conan-Leno bunfight, it seems one needs some requisent knowledge that I just don't possess.
posted by uncanny hengeman to MetaFilter-Related at 11:51 AM (281 comments total)
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I haven't read any of his books. I saw him on a chat show years ago, thought he sounded interesting, Googled him, read 30-40 quotes from his books and interviews... and from what I remember they ticked all the Metafilter hivemind boxes. That's why I'm confused.
Specific examples, no unsupported "he's an egotistical wanker" type comments please! I tried looking at some past Metatalk threads and it's the same thing from the get go: "he's an asshole." I need that first piece of the puzzle.