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Renowned atheist draws crowd at Nova Southeastern

BY JAWEED KALEEM
Posted: February 20, 2011.

Print: The Miami Herald

Renowned atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins addressed hundreds at Nova Southeastern University.

excerpt:

South Florida is no stranger to visits from “rock stars” of the religion and spirituality world — the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu have visited NSU in the last year alone, but rarely do skeptics here get a chance to see a celebrity of their own kind.

...In an interview, Dawkins, who is often characterized as arrogant for his blunt statements against religion, said that…despite speaking frequently to audiences about evolution and atheism he “seldom meets animosity” and is “very encouraged by the number of supporters I meet as I travel in the U.S., particularly in the so-called Bible Belt.”

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Comments (3)

1. Doug Jennings

I’ve seen video taped discussions of Dawkins with Creationists and various Christian figures (Including England’s Arch-Bishop and Fundamentalist U.S. activists). He was, without exception, polite, respectful and reflective. I have a lot of admiration for him.

posted on February 20, 2011
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The man is brilliant. I so wish that he would come through Alabama. There are not a lot of us over here but we need people like Dawkins.

posted on February 24, 2011
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3. Bob Schenck

I don’t believe in supernatural beings with magical powers. When I’m sick, I don’t pray, I go to a doctor. Mystery and the unknown fill me with awe and curiosity; they do not drive me to superstition.

posted on March 8, 2011
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