Monday, March 27, 2006


Thank God for Dawkins?

If you've been following the Dennett-Ruse imbroglio like we have, you might want to take a look at an article in The Guardian by Madeleine Bunting, "Why the intelligent design lobby thanks God for Richard Dawkins." Bunting makes the case that anti-religious Darwinists, such as Dennett and Dawkins, are promulgating a false dichotomy between faith and science that gives succour to creationists.

Bunting writes that "the nub of Ruse's argument is that Darwinism does not lead ineluctably to atheism, and to claim that it does (as Dawkins does) provides the intelligent-design lobby with a legal loophole: 'If Darwinism equals atheism then it can't be taught in US schools because of the constitutional separation of church and state. It gives the creationists a legal case. Dawkins and Dennett are handing these people a major tool.'"

Interesting reading.


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