Berlinski's Fingernails Rake <i>Slate</i>: Or, "A Crank's Progress" across America - Evolution News & Views

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Berlinski's Fingernails Rake Slate: Or, "A Crank's Progress" across America

Tonight the ever entertaining David Berlinski will continue his cross-country trek presenting his new book The Devil's Delusion with a stop in Seattle.

Even though he seems somewhat charmed with Berlinski, Daniel Engber, writing for Slate, is doing his part in warning America not to be taken in by the professional skeptic.

According to Daniel Dennett, Berlinski exudes a "rich comic patina of smug miseducation"; Richard Dawkins implies that he may be wicked to the core; and blogger-ringleader P.Z. Myers has called him a "pompous pimple" and a "supercilious snot." (Berlinski, for his part, makes no effort whatsoever to remain above the fray; he delivers some colorful rejoinders in the course of this interview he conducted with himself for an intelligent design blog.)
Enberg exudes his own comic patina of smug miseducation when he calls Discovery Institute a "religious think tank." Religious? Really? Pray tell me which religion? Where should I, an agnostic myself, go to worship? Derasar? Temple? Synagogue? Church? Mosque? Wat? I would surely like to know which religion this "religious think tank" endorses.

No matter. By all means get out and see David Berlinski speak if you can. How can you pass up a chance to hear a "smug", "wicked", "supercilious snot." Thursday night he's in Minnesota, and next week he'll be in Texas and California.

April 17th
Join Dr. Berlinski for a book presentation at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Nicholson Hall, Room 275, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. This event is sponsored by Mars Hill Students. This event is free and open to the public.

April 21st
Join Dr. Berlinski for a book presentation at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at 7pm in Riley Center, 1701 W. Boyce Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76115.

April 22nd
Join Dr. Berlinski for a book presentation at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22nd, in Lynch Auditorium at University of Dallas, 1845 East Northgate Dr. Irving, Tx. This event is free and open to the public.

April 24th
Join Dr. Berlinski for a book presentation at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24th, at Cowell Hall, Room 113, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St. San Francisco, Ca. This event is free and open to the public.

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