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Go to: Dawkins describes 'magic' of science to Randolph College crowd

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I wish I hadn't taken the bait there Rod. I thought i'd learnt to ignore these kinds of people, but I managed to drawn in. Hugely painful to the read the bile the spout. Must get better at biting my tongue.

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:53:10 UTC | #878524

Go to: Intelligent Design Creationism is not Science

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One thing that strikes me again and again with all this, is why oh why are these people so utterly desperate for creationism to be true. Why must they waste so much time, money and energy on such a pursuit. How many hours and dollars have been put into all this mumbo jumbo with the single aim of desperately forcing the square peg of religion into the circular hole of science. Such a waste of time when they could be doing something productive, or helping others. It sickens and depresses me.

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:03:47 UTC | #875600

Go to: The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins (illustrated by Dave McKean)

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Yeah I think you could be right Anders, it seems someone has a chip on their shoulder over RD's success and notoriety. I've noticed he mentions omniscience in the article and I found a reference to it on his own site, in an article entitled:

Evensong at St. Paul's Cathedral: Why Nature is ultimately unfathomable—and why reverence towards it is the only sensible attitude

And which finishes with...

They should also take note—we should all take note—of the core morality of all the great religions. All their great founders stressed that morality rests on attitude; and the attitudes that really matter, on which all else is founded, are those of personal humility, respect for other creatures, and reverence for nature as a whole. Science is wonderful and it is necessary, but it has not brought us omniscience and it never can. In fact its greatest lesson has been that nature is beyond our ken. To approach nature with humility and to treat it with respect and reverence isn't just a matter of piety. It is the only sensible survival strategy.

I think he might have some huge emotional investment in the reverence for nature, and scathes any real attempt to suggest we've understood it.

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 08:45:59 UTC | #874252

Go to: The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins (illustrated by Dave McKean)

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I'm confused. A quick google search brings up this result: Colin Tudge, who it seems is the very same author of the above, yet his CV suggests a man of science not faith, and a biologist no less.

My immediate thought was that this would be some angry grudge ridden Catholic etc. but I'm a bit stumped on this one. Maybe i'm not digging deep enough. Does anyone else have a better insight? Why would this character have such a vendetta for old RD?

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 08:33:40 UTC | #874245

Go to: [Update-YouTube] The Big Questions - Series 4 - Is the Bible Still Relevant?

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Comment 32 by Marcus Small :

Is literature generally relevant? Yes.

That part was hilarious, the reverend even had to stop and think before delivering his insightful judgement.

Sun, 08 May 2011 16:39:02 UTC | #624595

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