Dawkins at OU: Win!

Okay so there was some drama last week when tickets to see Dawkins at OU sold out in… less than 15 minutes.

Good news!

Though Dawkins vetoed moving the presentation to the largest venue on campus (lol picturing Dawkins rocking out in an arena like Metallica), there will be A/V feeds of the presentation to other rooms, and it will be recorded!

Also, lol that a lot of fundies are pissed they didnt get tickets. HEH!

Comments

  1. #1 Tyler DiPietro
    January 28, 2009

    Metallica sucks, Richard Dawkins is more like Slayer.

  2. #2 Prometheus
    January 28, 2009

    (lol picturing Dawkins rocking out in an arena like Metallica)

    He’s booked for Northrup in Minnesota (4,800). They hosted Dylan and the Russian Ballet (presumably not at the same time).

  3. #3 Becca
    January 28, 2009

    Now if somebody would just get Dylan, the Russian Ballet and Dawksins all in the same place, that I would buy tickets for…

  4. #4 Paholaisen Asianajaja
    January 28, 2009

    News from the HIV-denialist front: http://www.naturalnews.com/News_000646_AIDS_HIV_medical_myths.html

    “On December 1, 2008, a group of 37 scientists sent a letter to Science, requesting that the journal retract its 1984 publication of Gallo’s papers. This, of course, would cause huge upheavals throughout the conventional AIDS pill-pusher communities (Big Pharma, conventional doctors, etc.) because Gallo’s papers have been quoted by literally thousands of other scientific papers published in the last 25 years. If Gallo’s work is retracted, it would mean that every paper published since then might deserve additional scrutiny, too, and pretty soon the whole AIDS house of cards (and lies) comes tumbling down.”

    Oh noes! What happens to my lucrative HIV/AIDS-industry stocks?

  5. #5 SLC
    January 28, 2009

    Assfuck Paholaisen Asianajaja is off topic here. The post was about a presentation by Richard Dawkins, who I seriously doubt was going to discuss AIDS.

    By the way, the naturalnews web site is a haven for quacks and cranks and is totally inaccurate and unreliable. Fucktard Asianajaja will have to do better then that.

  6. #6 Prometheus
    January 28, 2009

    Calm, calm… Paholaisen Asianajaja is how people who are not good at Finnish translate the expression “Devil’s Advocate”
    It’s just a troll. Wish it haista vittu and ignore it.

  7. #7 Cath the Canberra Cook
    January 28, 2009

    Not a troll. An OT link to teh stoopid, plus joke. Look: “Oh noes! What happens to my lucrative HIV/AIDS-industry stocks?”

  8. #8 Joshua Zelinsky
    January 28, 2009

    Why did Dawkins veto the use of the larger venue?

  9. #9 Paholaisen Asianajaja
    January 28, 2009

    I did forget to put “OT” in my comment. Sorry about that.

    Plus, what Cath the Canberra Cook said.

  10. #10 Joshua
    January 28, 2009

    Wow, that Dawkins sure is a poor communicator! If only he understood framing and wasn’t so strident, maybe he’d be more popular, like that rock star Nisbet guy who gets all the babes and big-time speaking engagements…

  11. #11 CV
    January 28, 2009

    Dawkins had one of the largest venues at Arizona State University and it was pretty much full…If my shitkicking state of Arizona can bring a crowd, anybody can!

  12. #12 JanieBelle
    January 28, 2009

    lol Joshua.

    Thank you for that, and kisses to you.

  13. #13 apost8n8
    January 29, 2009

    who else thinks Dawkins’ “purpose of purpose” is a lame title??? BTW did you see the E.O. Wilson will be at USAO Campus Chickasha, OK Mar 26th along with a nice discussion panel?

  14. #14 Brian
    January 29, 2009

    I second Joshua Zelinsky’s question.

  15. #15 vhutchison
    January 29, 2009

    Other Darwin events are being scheduled in Oklahoma and are/will be posted on the Oklahoma for Excellence in Science Education (OESE)web site (http://www.oklascience.org).

    Those for OU, USAO and University of Tulsa are posted now.

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