TGIF: Dawkins disinvited to science conference
|January 29, 2016||Posted by News under Atheism, Culture, Darwinism, News|
Probably for all the wrong reasons.
From UK Independent:
Richard Dawkins dropped from science event for tweeting video mocking feminists and Islamists
Professor Richard Dawkins has had an invitation to speak at a science event withdrawn by organisers for sharing a “highly offensive” video mocking feminists on Twitter.
Dawkins was scheduled to speak at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism which will take place in New York City in May, but on Thursday organisers issued a statement concerning his participation.
“The NECSS has withdrawn its invitation to Richard Dawkins to participate at NECSS 2016. We have taken this action in response to Dr. Dawkins’ approving re-tweet of a highly offensive video. More.
A joke song satirising the alliance between radical Islamism and radical feminism. The Islamist character was rather endearing.
Dawkins later responded to his “de-platforming” of the NECSS conference: “De-platformed for tweeting an irrelevant joke song? Ah well, ‘Always look on the bright side of life.’ Incidentally, would Monty Python have been de-platformed for that? No, don’t be silly, Life of Brian was only satirising Christianity.”
Richard Dawkins, you helped the asshats to power; they just couldn’t get enough power from “satirising” (and often, persecuting) Christians. You’re the menu now.
Apparently the retweet has been un-retweeted. We don’t follow, but think this kinda tuneless thingy is the vid, while it’s up.
Like we said before, in a row between a king cobra and a Great Western Diamondback, it is really hard to pick favourites.
Going nuts is an unhappy fate, but with luck Dawkins is taking neo-Darwinism with him, for company or whatever. Maybe he’ll come out the other side.
See also: Rethinking evolution
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