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October 13, 2006

Dawkins Talks has an interview with Richard Dawkins regarding his new book, The God Delusion.

Why are we here on earth? To Richard Dawkins, that's a remarkably stupid question. In a heated interview, the famous biologist insists that religion is evil and God might as well be a children's fantasy.
I'm off to read it now; you should too.

Note: Speaking of books, today I'm looking to complete The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich are Rich, the Poor are Poor, and Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car! by Tim Hartford. I'm enjoying it so far, 60 pages in, but the greatest irony was what fell out of it: it's a library book, and when I flipped through the pages, I found someone's retirement account statement, with less than $2000 in it - and a lottery ticket tucked within that.

It would appear the book didn't do them much good.

Note 2: How long do you think it will be until the ID/creationist crowd uses this quote out of context?

I think the most powerful reason for believing in a supreme being is the argument for design.
I give it until sometime next week... nevermind that he then follows with:
Living things in particular look complicated, look beautiful, look elegant, look as though they've been designed. We are all accustomed to thinking that if something looks designed, it is designed. Therefore, it's really no wonder that before Darwin came along, just about everybody was a theist. Darwin blew that argument out of the water. We now have a much more elegant and parsimonious explanation for the existence of life.

Posted by Andy at 03:40 PM