The Four Horsemen

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The Four Horsemen

Post by Rum » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:58 pm

Book - out 14th Feb.

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/111 ... 80399.html

The blurb on Amazon says:

Known as the ‘four horsemen’ of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights – about religion and atheism, science and sense – speaks with urgency to our present age.
Questions they asked of each other included: ‘Is it ever possible to win a war of ideas? Is spirituality the preserve of the religious? Are there any truths you would rather not know? Would you want to see the end of faith?’
The dialogue was recorded, and is now transcribed and presented here with new introductions from the surviving three horsemen.
With a sparkling introduction from Stephen Fry, it makes essential reading for all their admirers and for anyone interested in exploring the tensions between faith and reason.

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Post by Hermit » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:11 pm

The video recording of the blabfest is still available on Youtube in one 2 two hour version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7IHU28aR2E
and two one-hour chunks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DKhc1pcDFM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaeJf-Yia3A

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Re: The Four Horsemen

Post by JimC » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:04 pm

Which one is Death, which one is War, which one is Pestilence?

(I've forgotten what the 4th horsemen was into - kitten torturing, perhaps?)
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Post by Rum » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:14 pm

JimC wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Which one is Death, which one is War, which one is Pestilence?

(I've forgotten what the 4th horsemen was into - kitten torturing, perhaps?)
Famine.

And I think these guys were actually the four pony riders of the apoplexia, :{D

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:lol:
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Re: The Four Horsemen

Post by Clinton Huxley » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:30 pm

JimC wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Which one is Death, which one is War, which one is Pestilence?

(I've forgotten what the 4th horsemen was into - kitten torturing, perhaps?)
The 4th Horseman was He of Putting Toliet Roll The Wrong Way Round On Holder.

The very worst.
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I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled"

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Post by Cunt » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:51 pm

I've still been listening to Harris. He just interviewed Jack Dorsey, and Joe Rogan (Joe Rogan is like Oprah for dudes)
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Post by pErvinalia » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:26 pm

Did the other three rubbish Sam Harris about his theory of objective morality?
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JimC wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Which one is Death, which one is War, which one is Pestilence?

(I've forgotten what the 4th horsemen was into - kitten torturing, perhaps?)
Stop living in the past, oldtimer.

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Re: The Four Horsemen

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pErvinalia wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:26 pm
Did the other three rubbish Sam Harris about his theory of objective morality?
The babblefest was recorded in 2007. Harris started talking about objective morality during a Ted talk in 2010 and published his book on the topic a bit later that year.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:31 am

I thought the 4th horseman was Ringo. :dunno:
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Re: The Four Horsemen

Post by JimC » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:42 am

Then there's that Greek boy band, The Four Horsemen of the Acropolis...
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Re: The Four Horsemen

Post by Hermit » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:50 am

Our dear Queen Lizzie excused herself from making a speech once on the grounds, and I quote: "I am a little horse".

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Re: The Four Horsemen

Post by Sean Hayden » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:51 am

:lol:
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