Some guy named Richard Dawkins apparently wrote something insensitive over the weekend. Several of my friends on Facebook bemoaned it, but I was wondering one simple thing: who is Richard Dawkins?
I posted something cheeky on Facebook wondering this, but no one answered my curiosity. So apparently he’s a British biologist who wrote a book in the 70s inventing the term “meme” and promoting a gene-centered view of evolution. He is also an atheist and apparently is very serious about it. I mean, I’m an atheist but at least I smile.
So I don’t know what this Dawkins fellow said, why anyone should pay attention to him or why I should care. I don’t know why others do, but I guess I’m choosing not to bear that cross.
This morning, I also posted a question to folks wondering who like the new Ryan Adams cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989. Now I know several people whose music tastes to ignore. I don’t like Ryan Adams. I don’t like Taylor Swift. ‘Nuff said.
Over the last couple of weeks I went back and reread an old blog of a San Francisco-based hustler Devon Blackwell. He blogged regularly, had a complete meth-aided breakdown, moved to Houston and closed up shop. Actually that is an overly simplistic way of putting it. I wonder how he is doing now, over a decade later. Did he finish his degree? Has he found someone who compliments him? Is he all right?