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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeEDay View Post
    He is a screw ball. And siding with the Palestinians shows that he is in favor of the Islam religion/cult .. Sorry if you are a follower of Hawkins. The truth tends to hurt.
    I think this has more to do with politics than religion.
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    Unfortunately, there is nothing shocking in this. The world is full of people of extraordinary knowledge and insight within their fields who, when they branch out and speak in areas that they do not understand, embarass themselves and those around them. Hawkings has joined the ranks of those intellectuals, and the results will speak for themselves, but it's always good to have ammunition:

    "...Shockingly, half of all Americans have IQs below the median [And not so shockingly, many 'intellectuals' have no sense of humor]. But intelligence is not the same thing as wisdom or sense. Very intelligent people have been known to advance very compelling arguments on behalf of very bad ideas. ... What's more, there is a particular type of stupidity to which intelligent people are uniquely prone: intellectual snobbery, or the tendency to cultivate an attitude of contempt toward those who are not as bright. This may appeal to New York Times readers or voters in, say, Hyde Park -- that is, to people who think they're better than everyone else too." -- James Taranto

    "[The world is full of] intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding." - Friedrich Hayek

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