Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Dawkins promotes shallow study

It is ironic that Richard Dawkins, who is a famous scientist, is on record promoting shallowness of study of religion in atheist apologetics (let that notion sink in). On the other hand, in the process he has revealed his real thesis, which he buries under such titles as ‘The God Delusion’ and with page after page of discourse on natural selection, which really has nothing to do with the topic. Dawkins’s thesis is:

God is not a leprechaun (or anything like that).

It’s a good thesis, worth investigating, so one wonders why he buries it.

(Discourse on natural selection does serve the purpose of arguing with vicious evangelical fundie chauvinist pig types, which atheist apologists love to do. When they gain converts, the converts are pre-trained in the techniques! See, for instance, John Loftus – who, by the way, is much more readable than Dawkins, whose turgid writing I can barely scan through before tossing it aside.)

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