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Richard Dawkins has stroke (said to be minor)


From the Guardian:

Richard Dawkins stroke forces delay of Australia and New Zealand tour

Management for the 74-year-old author of The God Delusion said he had suffered a “minor stroke” in the UK last Saturday but had already returned home from hospital.

The health scare has caused him to postpone his tour, his management said in a message passed on to ticket holders on Friday.

The events were to be centred around his recently published second memoir and 13th book, Brief Candle in the Dark. His first book, The Selfish Gene, published in 1976, has sold more than 1m copies. The God Delusion, the 2006 book for which he is best known, has sold more than 3m copies. More.

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I certainly wish Dawkins a speedy recovery. I have, unfortunately, had opportunity to work with more than one serious stroke survivor where recovery has taken many years. Not something to be taken lightly or to be wished on anyone. Hopefully it was indeed minor in this case and that he is back on his feet soon. ----- However, I have to respectfully disagree with Robert Byers @2: "[Dawkins] adds to origin issues to the gain of everyone." It would be difficult to find anyone who has added more nonsense to origins issues and spread more disinformation than Dawkins. From the simplistic and naive Mount Improbable to the laughable Selfish Gene, the substance has been woeful. The science is always secondary, subservient to the Darwinist propaganda and the atheistic philosophy. But again, that is separate to some extent from the individual and in no way means that anyone should wish Dawkins any ill. As one writer observed when Gould passed away, "He was a better man than his philosophy." Eric Anderson
Only the good die young- Dawkins will live for a long time.... Virgil Cain
C.S. Lewis reminds us:
We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
I suspect Dr. Dawkins will have a few more wake up calls before his final rejection assuming he's the reprobate he's shown himself to be for so long. RexTugwell
Ouch, wish him well, and trust that he thinks afresh about the message of finitude and eternity and acts in light of Who that points to. The title of Barker's book, unfortunately, does not point in that direction. kairosfocus
Well, he has recovered and I don't think any of you will like what he did next - He twitted about Dan Barker's book "God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction". He has written the forward for the book. Me_Think
Lord bless him back to full health. I am sad to hear of this even though, surely, minor. We has earned a big audience and adds to origin issues to the gain of everyone. he seems strong to me and I hope he recovers fast. Robert Byers
Best wishes to Mr. Dawkins. Mung

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