Re: Cross-posting [Moderator musing]

From: Sarah Berel-Harrop <>
Date: Sat Jun 04 2005 - 10:35:08 EDT

Notice it is a restricted gift, for use in regional
transportation solutions. A bit of a PR coup,
but it does not contrue support for their work
in restoring the culture, or whatever they call it
these days.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Iain Strachan" <>
To: "Robert Schneider" <>
Cc: <>; "ASA" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 8:06 AM
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
> 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
> 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."
> Iain

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