Vote for Dawkins/Tyson/Singer on Time’s 100 most influential
Posted: 24 April 2007 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]
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[b:40cb3cc9b9]Richard Dawkins[/b:40cb3cc9b9] (Currently 15/200)
[quote:40cb3cc9b9]AGE: 66
OCCUPATION: Evolutionist, author, Oxford University professor
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Adamant rationalist and prolific writer who holds a deeply gene-centered view of evolution and firm evolutionist’s view of life. Dawkins has most recently spiced up the debate between believers and atheists with his unequivocally titled, bestselling book The God Delusion.
CON: Dawkins sometimes seems religious about his atheism. (In any case, debates about deities rarely change minds.) Some critics also feel that he misapplies the framework of evolutionary theory to phenomena such as ideas and culture that don’t entirely fit the mold.[/quote:40cb3cc9b9]
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/time100walkup/article/0,28804,1611030_1610841_1610286,00.html


[b:40cb3cc9b9]Neil deGrasse Tyson[/b:40cb3cc9b9] (currently 58/200)
[quote:40cb3cc9b9]AGE: 48
OCCUPATION: Astrophysicist
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson is an active researcher, prolific author and tireless communicator of the wonders of his field.
CON: He has had no earth-shaking discoveries under his belt yet.[/quote:40cb3cc9b9]
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/time100walkup/article/0,28804,1611030_1610841_1610392,00.html


[b:40cb3cc9b9]Peter Singer[/b:40cb3cc9b9] (Currently 122/200)
[quote:40cb3cc9b9]AGE: 60
OCCUPATION: Ethicist at Princeton University
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: His 1975 book Animal Liberation practically founded the eponymous movement. Whether you agree or disagree with him, his critique of the treatment of animals in the post-industrial age—from vivisection to butchery—is rich food for thought.
CON: Vegetarianism, which Singer advocates as the only ethical response to factory farming, still remains a marginalized movement, with relatively few followers compared to the huge number of carnivores.[/quote:40cb3cc9b9]
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/time100walkup/article/0,28804,1611030_1610841_1610386,00.html

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Posted: 24 April 2007 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Vote for Dawkins/Tyson/Singer on Time’s 100 most influential

Richard Dawkins (Currently 15/200)

AGE: 66
OCCUPATION: Evolutionist, author, Oxford University professor
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Adamant rationalist and prolific writer who holds a deeply gene-centered view of evolution and firm evolutionist’s view of life. Dawkins has most recently spiced up the debate between believers and atheists with his unequivocally titled, bestselling book The God Delusion.
CON: Dawkins sometimes seems religious about his atheism. (In any case, debates about deities rarely change minds.) Some critics also feel that he misapplies the framework of evolutionary theory to phenomena—such as ideas and culture—that don’t entirely fit the mold.

http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/time100walkup/article/0,28804,1611030_1610841_1610286,00.html


Neil deGrasse Tyson (currently 58/200)

AGE: 48
OCCUPATION: Astrophysicist
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson is an active researcher, prolific author and tireless communicator of the wonders of his field.
CON: He has had no earth-shaking discoveries under his belt yet.

http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/time100walkup/article/0,28804,1611030_1610841_1610392,00.html


Peter Singer (Currently 122/200)

AGE: 60
OCCUPATION: Ethicist at Princeton University
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: His 1975 book Animal Liberation practically founded the eponymous movement. Whether you agree or disagree with him, his critique of the treatment of animals in the post-industrial age—from vivisection to butchery—is rich food for thought.
CON: Vegetarianism, which Singer advocates as the only ethical response to factory farming, still remains a marginalized movement, with relatively few followers compared to the huge number of carnivores.

http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/time100walkup/article/0,28804,1611030_1610841_1610386,00.html

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Posted: 24 April 2007 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Someone please explain how JK Rowling gets to number 3?

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Posted: 02 May 2007 04:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Speaking of Dawkins, I listened to a podcast where he mentioned that if Jesus where around today, he’d be an atheist.  raspberry

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