Dawkins! No, Collins!

When your experiments are taking awhile, here's a fun diversion from Wired magazine. Billed as the "faith smackdown," it's a Web page where you read two quotes -- one from Francis Collins and one from Richard Dawkins -- and then vote for the one you believe is correct. GTO's verdict: there's nothing more entertaining than clicking on little tiny Collins or Dawkins heads and adding to the brouhaha.

 

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