Re: Cross-posting [Moderator musing]

From: Iain Strachan <>
Date: Sat Jun 04 2005 - 09:04:06 EDT

On 6/4/05, Robert Schneider <> wrote:
> Dick, is it true that Bill Gates gave money to the Discovery Institute?
> Where would I find out about this? I have thought that the major
> contribute
> came from Howard Ahmanson.
> I'd have thought this was highly unlikely as Gates is listed on a page of
"Celebrity atheists" at:

Here's an excerpt

 Gates was profiled in a January 13, 1996 *TIME* magazine cover story. Here
are some excerpts compiled by the * Drudge Report*:

"Isn't there something special, perhaps even divine, about the human soul?"
interviewer Walter Isaacson asks Gates "His face suddenly becomes
expressionless," writes Isaacson, "his squeaky voice turns toneless, and he
folds his arms across his belly and vigorously rocks back and forth in a
mannerism that has become so mimicked at MICROSOFT that a meeting there can
resemble a round table of ecstatic rabbis."

"I don't have any evidence on that," answers Gates. "I don't have any
evidence of that."

He later states, "Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is
not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday

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