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Dawkins Issues Non-Apology Apology



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Richard Dawkins stepped in it the other day by stating that women have a moral obligation to abort Down fetuses. In response to being called the bigot that he is, far and wide, Dawkins has published a standard-issue non-apology apology blaming everybody but himself (other than he shouldn’t have tried to discuss the matter within the limitations of Twitter).

He goes through his usual kind of tripe to justify and explain himself, which you can read if you want, but here is the kicker:

To conclude, what I was saying simply follows logically from the ordinary pro-choice stance that most us, I presume, espouse. My phraseology may have been tactlessly vulnerable to misunderstanding, but I can’t help feeling that at least half the problem lies in a wanton eagerness to misunderstand.

No, Dr. Dawkins, the problem is that we understand you all too well. You just didn’t like the ugly image you saw in the mirror.



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