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It can be anyone that you think is very charismatic, logical, interactive, charming, idealistic, etc

Why? What makes them so distinguished in your mind?
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Humms wrote:

It can be anyone that you think is very charismatic, logical, interactive, charming, idealistic, etc

Why? What makes them so distinguished in your mind?




This is easy for me it's Sam Harris, the way he speaks really resonates with me, he's one of the major reasons i converted from religion.


Here's a great video of him to make my point:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJfdRpHWuk
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Humms wrote:

It can be anyone that you think is very charismatic, logical, interactive, charming, idealistic, etc

Why? What makes them so distinguished in your mind?




This is easy for me it's Sam Harris, the way he speaks really resonates with me, he's one of the major reasons i converted from religion.


Here's a great video of him to make my point:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJfdRpHWuk



He mixes his humor and reasoning very well; definitely a speaker that holds his own on the topic, and he has a way of sliding in a joke so effortlessly that it only makes his response that much more potent. More like the respectful savage that elegantly shuts down people with his logic and wit


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Reneker54 wrote:


Humms wrote:

It can be anyone that you think is very charismatic, logical, interactive, charming, idealistic, etc

Why? What makes them so distinguished in your mind?




This is easy for me it's Sam Harris, the way he speaks really resonates with me, he's one of the major reasons i converted from religion.


Here's a great video of him to make my point:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJfdRpHWuk



He mixes his humor and reasoning very well; definitely a speaker that holds his own on the topic, and he has a way of sliding in a joke so effortlessly that it only makes his response that much more potent. More like the respectful savage that elegantly shuts down people with his logic and wit





Show me a video of someone you like :3

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Humms wrote:


Reneker54 wrote:


Humms wrote:

It can be anyone that you think is very charismatic, logical, interactive, charming, idealistic, etc

Why? What makes them so distinguished in your mind?




This is easy for me it's Sam Harris, the way he speaks really resonates with me, he's one of the major reasons i converted from religion.


Here's a great video of him to make my point:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJfdRpHWuk



He mixes his humor and reasoning very well; definitely a speaker that holds his own on the topic, and he has a way of sliding in a joke so effortlessly that it only makes his response that much more potent. More like the respectful savage that elegantly shuts down people with his logic and wit





Show me a video of someone you like :3



Stephen fry. Probably overall my favorite as far as speaking against religion., just in terms of keeping your attention, swaying your emotions, being very knowledgeable about the logic to his answers, but at the same time his actual skill comes from being a comedian. An outspoken charismatic individual who makes you hate, love, and feel optimistic.



https://youtu.be/I6sz8D411kE
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Posted 3/9/16

Reneker54 wrote:


Humms wrote:

It can be anyone that you think is very charismatic, logical, interactive, charming, idealistic, etc

Why? What makes them so distinguished in your mind?




This is easy for me it's Sam Harris, the way he speaks really resonates with me, he's one of the major reasons i converted from religion.


Here's a great video of him to make my point:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJfdRpHWuk


It's interesting that you favor Sam Harris, as he is the one atheist speaker I really can't stand and disagree with often. My choice is Richard Dawkins. I appreciate everything he has done for atheism and science, and I very much appreciate his gentle demeanor.
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Reneker54 wrote:


Humms wrote:

It can be anyone that you think is very charismatic, logical, interactive, charming, idealistic, etc

Why? What makes them so distinguished in your mind?




This is easy for me it's Sam Harris, the way he speaks really resonates with me, he's one of the major reasons i converted from religion.


Here's a great video of him to make my point:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJfdRpHWuk


It's interesting that you favor Sam Harris, as he is the one atheist speaker I really can't stand and disagree with often. My choice is Richard Dawkins. I appreciate everything he has done for atheism and science, and I very much appreciate his gentle demeanor.


I'm a big fan of Richard Dawkins as well, can you name a circumstance or argument of Sam's you disagree with as an example if you don't mind?

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EarthLight22 wrote:


Reneker54 wrote:


Humms wrote:

It can be anyone that you think is very charismatic, logical, interactive, charming, idealistic, etc

Why? What makes them so distinguished in your mind?




This is easy for me it's Sam Harris, the way he speaks really resonates with me, he's one of the major reasons i converted from religion.


Here's a great video of him to make my point:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWJfdRpHWuk


It's interesting that you favor Sam Harris, as he is the one atheist speaker I really can't stand and disagree with often. My choice is Richard Dawkins. I appreciate everything he has done for atheism and science, and I very much appreciate his gentle demeanor.


I'm a big fan of Richard Dawkins as well, can you name a circumstance or argument of Sam's you disagree with as an example if you don't mind?



I actually have to confess that I've only seen a few things written by him, and I can't think what they were off the top of my head. All I can remember is not liking his arguments. Maybe I shouldn't have said anything.
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Anyone herd of Brain Cox ? that guy can put most zealot nuts in their place i wish i had a fraction of his knowledge about space.
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Anyone herd of Brain Cox ? that guy can put most zealot nuts in their place i wish i had a fraction of his knowledge about space.



Of course! I'm a huge fan of his book: Why Does E=mc²?

He's amazing, a great physicist !
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Actually I'm not sure I have a favorite but that picture is hilarious and I enjoy listening to Neill Degrasse Tyson.

I do wish I lived in the 1800s though, as the most influential individual that resonates me is Charles Darwin. Evolution & genetics is my field of interest, the limitless potential of humanity just gives me chills of exhilaration.
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