Talk:Alan Lightman

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Alan Lightman joins a long line of atheist apologists who feel compelled to respond negatively to Richard Dawkins’ campaign but find it hard to put forward a crisp, fact-based objection[edit]

That's a good point! Some people allege they are atheists, but they work to defend theism. --Roland 05:52, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

You need to explain: What is the point in posting that, here on this discussion page, which - by W.P. rules - is exclusively designed for improving the article? -- 147.142.186.54 (talk) 19:22, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Laundry lists[edit]

I agree that the previous comments, though not trivial, are not appropriate for this discussion page. As has been pointed out, this page is for discussing ways to improve the article. Critique of the subject of the article, though valuable, is not the purpose of this page.

Also, it would be sufficient to mention one or two adaptations of Mr. Lightman's book. Exhaustively listing ALL adaptations is tedious and boring, spoiling an otherwise excellent article about a capable and interesting man. This is referred to as "laundry-listing," and is proscribed by Wikipedia community standards. If no agreement can be reached about which to list and what to omit, 'twould be better to delete them all, imho. Rags (talk) 03:00, 3 January 2016 (UTC)