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Go to: Dawkins et al bring us into disrepute

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Thus, like a first-year undergraduate, he can happily go around asking loudly, "What caused God?" as though he had made some momentous philosophical discovery.

This tells me more about Ruse than Dawkins. I feel rather sorry for Ruse's students if this is his response to their level of knowledge, and even more so, their moments of discovery. Even if it's a reinvention of the wheel, so what? This is a teaching moment, a way of nurturing the development of knowledge and ideas. Instead, Ruse looks down his nose and sneers because Dawkins isn't at his level of philosophical knowledge. Don't bother to explain why this isn't a valid question, Michael. Just be condescending and insulting. Or maybe, perhaps, you really don't have a satisfactory response to that question...?

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 20:38:00 UTC | #411011

Go to: Karen Armstrong Weaves Bizarre Defense of Religion

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"I find it ironic that PZ Myers attacks Armstrong for caricaturing atheist beliefs when I have never seen him do anything but caricatures of the religious."

"Well she makes Sam Harris seem even more unhinged and bloodthirsty than he already is."

Hmmmm. Pot, kettle, black.

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:11:00 UTC | #409116

Go to: Richard Dawkins on The Colbert Report

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Isn't Dawkins supposed to be one of those extreme, militant atheists? Why wasn't he silencing Colbert, or assaulting him, or whatever it is that militants are supposed to do?

Fri, 02 Oct 2009 22:18:00 UTC | #403003

Go to: Who needs theology?

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Philosophy offers no practical benefits? What about ethics?

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:17:00 UTC | #401637

Go to: We are born to believe in God

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So religion is childish? I thought we already knew that.

Deplorable journalism. The author thinks we evolved to believe in God. By that reasoning, atheists have evolved beyond the need to believe, which makes us more developed. We're walking upright, while the religious are still on all fours.

We really do need better science journalists.

Sun, 06 Sep 2009 17:57:00 UTC | #394901

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