Re: Cross-posting [Moderator musing]

From: Michael Roberts <>
Date: Sat Jun 04 2005 - 09:37:34 EDT

Just imagine that Gates gave $10m to ASA and CIS!
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  From: Iain Strachan
  To: Robert Schneider
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  Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 2:06 PM
  Subject: Re: Cross-posting [Moderator musing]

  I have to take the last post back. It appears that the Discovery Institute was a beneficiary of a $9.35 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. One imagines perhaps that atheist Gates wasn't personally involved in the decision?


  On 6/4/05, Iain Strachan <> wrote:

    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 morning."


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