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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Dawkins 'n Me

A kind stranger snapped this photo of me with Dawkins in the background at the American Atheists conference this weekend. The stranger had seen me awkwardly attempting to take the photo myself - thank you for your help!


Blogger Psychodiva said...

coolness! wish I could get there one year :(
what was it like?

24 March, 2008  
Blogger Zeolite said...

Dawkins' keynote speech was the best part of the conference. The whole conference offered an interesting insight into the culture of atheism. I must admit I was a little disappointed. The attendees and speakers didn't seem as thoughtful and balanced as the atheists bloggers I have on my daily reading list.

24 March, 2008  
Blogger Tommy said...

I did that last year when I attended an event where Ayaan Hirsi Ali was the speaker. I couldn't get anyone to take a picture of me next to her, so I held up the camera in front of me as Ayaan stood behind me. If you go to my June 2007 archive, you can see the photo.

25 March, 2008  
Blogger W.P. Martin said...

Hey zeolite, you have to remember, this is Minnesota, we don't speak up or oppose people. We listen and quietly disagree - PZ Myers aside.

18 April, 2008  
Blogger Zeolite said...

Your comment gives me some hope. However, I didn't get the impression that many people were in any sort of disagreement with the speakers. Its been my experience that "Minnesota Nice" is actually "Minnesota Passive Aggressive" and while people may not express direct confrontational disagreement they still let you know they disagree through a uniquely midwestern smile-through-the-teeth coldness.

Plus all the speakers got standing ovations.

19 April, 2008  
Anonymous Mike1071 said...

I've got to attend one of those. By the way, you're adorable!

18 May, 2008  
Blogger Zeolite said...

Please see my response to Mike's comment

21 May, 2008  

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