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Post by Lurker on Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:45 pm

Two years ago, a pair of scientists set off on a barnstorming tour to save the world from religion, promote science and reason, and sell a few books.
Their adventure is now the subject of “The Unbelievers,” a documentary out just in time for Christmas, opening for a week in Manhattan on Friday.
If you think a road trip with a pair of intellectuals wielding laptops is likely to lack drama, you haven’t been keeping up with the culture wars. A reviewer in The Los Angeles Times called it “a high-minded love fest between two deeply committed atheistic intellectuals and their rock-star-like fan base.”



http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/science/space/the-unbelievers-chronicles-road-tripping-scientists-promoting-reason.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:14 pm

Man, I want to see this -- I will find a way!!!! Smile

It was also cool to seen in Krauss a guy who's 20 years older than me and dresses like more of a grown-up child than even I do ...

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:06 pm

I got to see that film  :D 
Krauss is awesome, love his other presentations. So good at explaining stuff. not the biggest fan of Dawkins. glad the review sums up what I think.

They make an engaging, if contrasting, couple. Dr. Dawkins, perhaps the world’s best-known atheist after the success of his books “The Selfish Gene” and “The God Delusion,” cuts a dapper figure, often in a suit and flowery tie, a shock of silver hair falling across his forehead. “Science is wonderful; science is beautiful,” he says in that irresistible English accent. “Religion is not wonderful; it is not beautiful. It gets in the way.”

Dr. Krauss, the author of “A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing,” is more rumpled, peppery and casual; his wardrobe often features red sneakers. He comes across as a tireless fount of ideas and quips, with a puppy-dog enthusiasm for science and the spotlight, dancing on the stage in one affecting moment and eager to provoke. At one point, Dr. Krauss asks his companion which he would prefer: “a chance to explain science or destroy religion?”

He is blessed with a professional’s sense of comedic timing.

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