posted on Aug, 10 2014 @ 03:06 PM
a reply to: Dark Ghost
Man...he could have chosen a better way to say what he said...a lot of people lack the critical thinking skills needed to infer meaning beyond the
surface of a statement.
I, like many, find a lot of his ideas to be fascinating. He is a smart man and has a way with words (most of the time).
I, like many, think the guy can be a condescending prick at times. "Go away and learn how to think" is an example of that.
The man has a right to his opinion, as has been stated countless times in this thread. I know he's not concerned with 'pleasing the masses', but
saying stuff like this is just going to turn more people away from reading/listening to his ideas.
That's the problem with being in the public eye (even though a big chunk of the 'public' probably don't even know who Dawkins is). You have to
either be very selective in the way you word your statements, or you have to be able to withstand the repercussions of saying something that is worded
poorly. I think in this case Dawkins will be just fine, I've never known him to care much about people's opinion of him.