Wednesday, September 21, 2011

All preach, no practice ...

... Richard Dawkins, an Original Thinker Who Bashes Orthodoxy -

“My interest in biology was pretty much always on the philosophical side,” he says, listing the essential questions that drive him. “Why do we exist, why are we here, what is it all about?

Well, I guess that explains why he has done virtually no science in his so-called career. The problem is that science is not philosophy and if it's philosophy he was interested in, he should have studied philosophy. I found The God Delusion to be philosophically puerile. Combine that with the fact that some scientists who have done estimable work - John Polkinghorne, Owen Gingerich, Francis Collins - have arrived at a conclusion opposite to the one Dawkins thumps tubs about continually, one has to wonder if Dawkins might have benefited from doing some science.

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