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Old 13th April 2012, 03:00 PM
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Nothing much to whine about yet. I've met some really interesting people. I can attest to how cold it gets here in the evenings. That a my 3G signal dropping out all the time would be my only complaints
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It looked fantastic. Really. Don't worry about the idiot. Atheism of itself is no indicator of either IQ or EQ

You done real good Guv.



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Old 16th April 2012, 03:05 PM
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I stage designed the Closing Panel with the chairs and shuttered profile lighting and attempted to make it as stunning as I could as I realised it would be an historical event and on camera close up the set looked awesome.
The set did indeed look awesome - you did good.

It's a bit hard to screen convention attendies for wing nuttiness. Yelling out at / heckling RD seemed to be one of the tactics of the Pell cheer squad on Q&A the other night. Unfortunately it does seem to put RD off a little.
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Did anyone else find Sam Harris's presentation just a little bit odd?

I am actually a fan of mindfulness meditation and there is some evidence of it being psycholgically and medically beneficial but it seemed a strange thing to do at a GAC
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Old 16th April 2012, 03:38 PM
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His meditation session put me to sleep within the first 30 seconds and I 'miraculously' woke when he asked me to. So I have NFI what he said during that time ha ha. I'll have to wait for the DVD.

LP might have some more info on your query.

I actually got a fair amount from the first part of his presentation but after my 'snooze' things got a little blurry for me. Very tired I was.
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Old 16th April 2012, 05:14 PM
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Did anyone else find Sam Harris's presentation just a little bit odd?

I am actually a fan of mindfulness meditation and there is some evidence of it being psycholgically and medically beneficial but it seemed a strange thing to do at a GAC
Not if you know Harris's work. He's looking for the 'spiritual' centre of our brain. The physiology that predisposes us to 'look for god/s' & in a respect maintains it's worth finding a way to cultivate the benefits associated with being superstitious with the mumbo jumbo removed. It was an exercise in understanding where reality resides & how we can manipulate our experience of it. And it was perfect for my hangover!
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Old 16th April 2012, 05:24 PM
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I was with Fearless, in the land of nod at the meditation part...

The set looked a bit odd till I realised it was designed to look like CH's apartment and then I was all "ahhhhhh...".

No to an Full in-depth examination of the bibble. Harry Porter maybe... at least Harry Porter has a plot.
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A winge!

I stage designed the Closing Panel with the chairs and shuttered profile lighting and attempted to make it as stunning as I could as I realised it would be an historical event and on camera close up the set looked awesome.

What happens at the start of Richard Dawkins first chat?

Some stupid ignorant cunt in the audience yells out some garbled shit and puts RD off!

It's all on video, it was fucking annoying and I would love to know who it was so I can ensure they have restricted access to the next convention.


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I hear you Protium. I was up the front taking photos, and some tosser put Dawkins off. Some smart-arse remark about George Pell. Ruined the vibe, it did.
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I hear you Protium. I was up the front taking photos, and some tosser put Dawkins off. Some smart-arse remark about George Pell. Ruined the vibe, it did.
I think he yelled "Don't apologise to George Pell!"

This came because Richard had just apologised for the possibility that he may have given the impression that he didn't repect believers, when what he actually meant that he disrespects their religious beliefs. It was along those lines anyway.
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I think he yelled "Don't apologise to George Pell!"

This came because Richard had just apologised for the possibility that he may have given the impression that he didn't repect believers, when what he actually meant that he disrespects their religious beliefs. It was along those lines anyway.
True, but it was completely unesscessary. An historic occassion, especially considering the tribute to The Hitch beforehand, and then... that. Just not cricket.
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