"The Renaissance was, like, made up by some old dudes to make the Middle Ages look bad."
"Da Vinci is NOT a Surname!"
"I'm impossible to date. (Like Beowulf)"
"Chaucer: Because Shakespeare is too easy."
By the way, Josh Timonen was not being paid out of the proceeds of selling t-shirts and caps. His salary came out of donations to the Dawkins Trust, some of which were substantial sums made by single donors including Dawkins himself.
Tim O'Neill Undogmatic Atheist Medievalist
Armarium Magnum - Reviews of Books on Ancient and Medieval History and Culture
Post by humphreyclarke on Oct 25, 2010 17:07:29 GMT
'Timonen handed over financial books that detailed his embezzlement, Dawkins says, including $500 meals, trips to Timberline Lodge in Oregon and the Malibu Beach Inn, and $314,000 in "salaries" paid to Timonen and his girlfriend -though Timonen and the Foundation agreed that the $278,000 it was aware of paying him would be his combined salary for running the store and performing his other duties. Timonen's "significantly older" girlfriend, defendant Maureen Norton, allegedly used at least $100,000 of the charity's money to upgrade her Sherman Oaks home before she put it on the market.'
Thepair became friends, with professor Dawkins writing in the preface to The Greatest Show on Earth: "This book is dedicated to Josh Timonen, with thanks to him and to the small and dedicated band who originally worked with him to set up RichardDawkins.net. The web knows Josh as an inspired site designer, but that is just the tip of an amazing iceberg. Josh's creative talent runs deep, but the image of the iceberg captures neither the versatile breadth of his contributions to our joint endeavour, nor the warm good humour with which he makes them."
Interesting that in the court documents there seems to be lots of reference to "oral" contracts but little or no reference to written contracts? Perhaps not quite true that a verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on, but an inhabitant of a clear-thinking oasis would be rasther unwuise to rely on one.
Atheist Richard Dawkins loses faith in his court action against charity employee Richard Dawkins, the author of The God Delusion, has dropped a court action against a web designer accused of embezzling $375,000 from his charity