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← Jerry Coyne's 'Seeing and Believing' with responses

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Sam Harris!
When he writes a piece like that, I realise how much i've missed him! This was probably my favourite piece:

"This Edge exchange has been a feast for the mind! Consider Lisa Randall's moving account of having traveled by airplane in the company of a "charming young actor" who just knew in his heart that our species descended, not from apelike precursors, but from the biblical Adam. I urge readers to linger over these points, as Randall's prose is condensed nearly to the Planck scale. Just picture what it must have been like to be at thirty thousand feet in the company of a man who studied molecular biology at the college level. Next, consider that this prodigy is both a working actor and an enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama. Finally, realize that the stranger at your side believes evolution to be nothing more than a sinister piece of secular propaganda. I can dimly imagine how Coyne and Dennett felt upon reading Randall's tale this far. "

Absolutely top drawer humour and what a way to utterly wipe the floor with the opposition! Well done!

Tue, 03 Feb 2009 12:30:00 UTC | #318146