Did you know you are “invited to a small, intimate evening with internationally renowned British scientist, atheist and author Richard Dawkins?” And that “Richard would like to gather a small group of like-minded individuals to dine and converse about his life, his work, and the state of reason and science in the United States.”
Yes, Dawkins is selling himself again, this time while promoting himself as the smartest man in the world:
Come and enjoy this unique opportunity to dine with the “world’s greatest thinker,” (according to the readers of Prospect magazine) and support the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science.
Tell us more!!
“A small dinner will give a select group of Richard’s intellectual compatriots the opportunity to chat with Richard as well as other supporters of reason and science.”
So how can you be part of this “select” group of Richard’s intellectual compatriots? Easy. Just pull out your Visa card and charge $1000 to your account. Wait…..that’s $1000 plus service charges. Sounds like you still have to pay for your own dinner (the service fee is $35.99). 😉
Clever Dawkins. He continues to come up with ways to cash in on his media persona.
I especially like this part:
Discuss evolution, religion, atheism or anything else you desire during this intimate dinner with Richard Dawkins. Seating is limited to 25.
If you ask me, a dinner table with 25 other Gnus does not sound like an “intimate dinner with Richard.” Sounds more like a table with 25 blowhards, all vying to be the smartest person at table in the hope their idol will notice them.
I’m sure there are plenty of gullible Gnus out there willing to part with $1000 in order to sit at a table with Dawkins for an hour. But what is it with Gnu’s and their hero worship? I’m sorry, but I can’t think of a single person on this planet I would pay $1000 to have dinner with, along with 24 other people. I guess I just don’t idolize other humans the way New Atheists do.
As for Dawkins, I’m not sure who the world’s greatest thinker truly is. But whoever he is, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t engage is such a greedy, classless act as trying to sell tickets for the chance to have dinner with him.