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    #1

    rather than leaving home

    I don't get "rather than leaving home" here. Is he saying that the people in the wilderness are not leaving their homes; rather, they are...like...wandering there? I am guessing... Not sure why Dawkins is saying here.


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    Richard Dawkins tweeted 4h:


    I get why popular beaches & parks are forbidden: they attract crowds. But whatís wrong with a lonely wilderness? Dartmoor? Cuillins? Brecon Beacons? Isnít it crowding with others that should be forbidden, rather than leaving home? Sincere question seeking friendly expert answer

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    #2

    Re: rather than leaving home

    He's considering two possibilities: crowding and leaving home. He thinks the first should be forbidden and the second shouldn't.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: rather than leaving home

    "rather than" means "instead of".
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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