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The Dawkins Delusion

The Dawkins Delusion

While many Americans know Oxford professor and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins for The Selfish Gene, the 1976 science bestseller that portrayed all life as a struggle to propagate DNA, they may be less familiar with his other identity as a crusading atheist. Yet last fall Dawkins made news with a new book, The God Delusion, dismissing all religious faith as “insanity.” Arguing that “natural selection and other scientific theories are superior to a God hypothesis in explaining the living world,” Dawkins says he wrote the book as a “consciousness-raising exercise,” in the hope that “religious believers who open it will be atheists when they put it down.” Toward this end, The God Delusion concludes with an international list of “friendly addresses for individuals needing support in escaping from religion.”

Another *yawn* confused critique of Dawkins by a Christian. After the spate of recent indignant dismissals, atheists should be able to recite the bad arguments in their sleep. In case you missed it…


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Destiny / December 18th, 2011, 5:38 am / #1

I told my garnmdohter how you helped. She said, “bake them a cake!”

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