Saturday, October 20, 2007

Friendly Atheist interview... Interesting and enlightening interview. —polarea

Ken reads Stephen Jay Gould. He quotes Dawkins. My dear LDS wife gets nervous with me reading Bill Bryson and Jared Diamond around the house, and I'm not even a member anymore. Of course maybe her defensiveness comes because I'm no longer a member, but it does seem Ken's coming from a healthier place than many an LDS family.

I'm reading the responses at FriendlyAtheist and thinking how convivial the conversation has been, then I get to the last one:
grazatt said,

October 20, 2007 at 12:55 am

I know this is mean, but somehow I think Ken looks like a mouse.
Ken Jennings said,

October 20, 2007 at 12:58 pm

I saw a homegrown play at BYU once--I think it was one of Eric Samuelson's--where one of the characters was an LDS scholar-dad type who keeps annoying his kids with his pet theories about how Jared Diamond applies to the Book of Mormon.

I'm not too offended about being compared to a mouse. Is it because I don't really have any eyebrows? I don't think mice have eyebrows. I don't have mouse teeth, but I do like cheese.