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Oliver Sacks:

I’m a quiet, old Jewish atheist. I’m not a militant atheist. I don’t argue about things like Dawkins and Dennett and Sam Harris. I quite like their books, but I’m not militant by nature, and I’m not very argumentative by nature. If people want to believe, then let them believe – that’s their business.

Oh come on, Dr. Ollie, tell us how you really feel:

What concerns me is when belief is used to influence and corrupt educational politics. It seems to me MONSTROUS that Creationism or so-called Intelligent Design is taught next to Evolution, or instead of it. I do think of it as a form of MADNESS.

That’s better. Thought we’d lost a man there, for a minute.

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 03:37:26 UTC | #854520