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Tim Bradley
Posted about 1 year ago
Richard Dawkins: Militant atheism
Kathryn, I agree with you. Unfortunately, creationists have been attempting to marginalize science (evolution is just the "poster child" that they have chosen to attack most vociferously) for quite some time now, in part by trying to portray creationism as real science, i.e. "intelligent design". ID has been shown to be creationism with a name change. Introducing it into public school science classes is unconstitutional--not that that stops them. Creationism as religious belief is not a problem. Creationism masquerading as science is. Dawkins is simply saying that we don't have to apologize for keeping the forces of ignorance at bay.
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Tim Bradley
Posted about 1 year ago
Richard Dawkins: Militant atheism
Another sadly typical piece of credulous, unsubstantiated nonsense. Science is about discovering fact through a rigorous methodology. Religion is about, fairy-tales and happy bedtime stories that have nothing to do with the real world. Dawkins is correct: science is corrosive to religion, and vice versa. Attempts to combine the two lead to the silliness espoused by Chopra and others of his ilk. If TED opens the door to Chopra's fables, why not let the Flat Earth Society have a go? They have all kinds of the symbolism and concepts that you seem to enjoy. Or alchemy? Or phrenology?
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Tim Bradley
Posted over 1 year ago
What's the point of novels?
Novels are a great way to educate kids through the context of a story, one way we humans learn effectively. Reading for entertainment is also a great way to strengthen the creative and imaginative parts of the brain--written stories require participation of the reader to envision the characters based on purely written information. Plus, it's fun.
193591
Tim Bradley
Posted over 1 year ago
Richard Dawkins: Militant atheism
Richard Dawkins is one of the most eloquent, lucid, and compelling scientists in the world today, able to not only embody a huge knowledge of science, specifically biology, but the ability to impart that knowledge and the IMPLICATIONS of that knowledge to the layman. Kudos to him for pointing out the weak position of the pseudoscience of "intelligent design", and other silly, specious topics. This is an excellent example of Dawkins in action. He's humorous while delivering a devastating critique about the non-science of creationism/id.