Sunday, July 29, 2007

Sunday sermon (II) ...

... The Dawkins Confusion.

This is particularly interesting, since it demonstrates the contrast between a real philosopher - Plantinga - and a philosophical dilettante like Dawkins:

The real problem here, obviously, is Dawkins' naturalism, his belief that there is no such person as God or anyone like God. That is because naturalism implies that evolution is unguided. So a broader conclusion is that one can't rationally accept both naturalism and evolution; naturalism, therefore, is in conflict with a premier doctrine of contemporary science. People like Dawkins hold that there is a conflict between science and religion because they think there is a conflict between evolution and theism; the truth of the matter, however, is that the conflict is between science and naturalism, not between science and belief in God.

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