Re: virus: Dawkins is an idiot

Duane Hewitt (
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 06:36:21 -0700 (MST)

On Mon, 27 Aug 1956, David Leeper wrote:

> The "idiot" part came from a desire to get people worked up. I
> wanted a nice spicy thread. I now regret because I'm tired of
> even talking about it. I withdraw from the thread.

If you intentionally meant to be provocative then you have succeeded to
some extent. However if you desired to have a rational discussion then the
means that you employed helped prevent you from reaching that end.

It may have been more constructive to critique Dawkins in a less offensive
manner. An honest attempt at refining his theories without attacking him
personally probably would have been met with enthusiasm.

Not that I am without sin in this area but I thought that I would share my

Duane Hewitt.