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Alan4discussion's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by Alan4discussion

@OP - Actually, not just tender minds. While it’s aimed at children of 10 and up, the text is persuasive whatever one’s age. After all, Dawkins is a populariser as well as a proselytiser; his argument, beautifully complemented here by Dave McKean’s copious illustrations, has wonderful clarity.

This is the difference between science and theology. Good scientists can give evidenced explanations with great clarity.

Theologians avoid clarity in favour of obfuscation, because clear understandings of their arguments lead to rapid identifications of their wild assumptions and irrational thinking.

Only the fundies go for clear simplistic literal interpretations which are ludicrously self inconsistent, confused, illustrative of their ignorance of scientific reality, and at odds with the cognitive dissonance of their actions.

Sun, 02 Oct 2011 08:58:23 UTC | #877091