Saturday, 1 September 2007

WTF?

Okay, after the last atheist denier of evolution turned out to be a hoax, I'm just hoping that this one is the same. Zenbullets accuses Dawkins of giving atheists a bad name, and states:

Richard Dawkins writes upon this subject in his most recent book, The God Delusion. He correctly points out that the human mind is vulnerable to certain types of memetic viruses, those that play on our fear of death, the unknown, and our arrogance as a species. Religions are the most sophisticated and resilient of these memes. But there is hypocrisy to his message, because while he writes eloquently of atheism, he doesn’t acknowledge that he has his own belief system, one that he clings to as desperately, and espouses as vocally, as any evangelical Christian.

Richard Dawkins has been the loudest prophet of Darwinism the world has ever known. He is Saul level. He has been perhaps the most significant single influence in the current popularity of the Theory of Evolution since Darwin himself. He calls Evolution a science, but this is a common misconception. It is a faith.

Eh? Please tell me this is a joke. And if it's not, direct him to talk origins, pronto.

UPDATE: I've just realised I share a blog roll with this person! Zenbullets is on the Atheist Blogroll. While I realise it is logically possible to be an atheist and not believe in evolution, I feel being a member of the atheist blogroll should preclude being a science denying loon. But maybe that's just me.

UPDATE: He said scientists are fundamentalists! I call Blake's Law and win. Ha.

3 comments:

David Marjanović said...

He has been perhaps the most significant single influence in the current popularity of the Theory of Evolution since Darwin himself.

Huh?

In the USA perhaps, but even that I doubt.

Ben D said...

He has been a great influence, but possibly not the most significant. Trust me though, that was probably the statement he made I disagreed least with. At least it didn't obviously deny reality...

Mojoey said...

I'm at the WTF stage myself. I've sent him an email asking him to clarify is status.