The air was thick with flying chaff yesterday at the Reason Rally in Washington, DC, as one speaker after another thrashed and stomped every straw man in sight.
The star turn was provided by Richard Dawkins. After an initial paean to the evolutionary process—understood, needless to say, along strictly orthodox neo-Darwinian lines—Dawkins went on the attack.
Who was the object of his attack? The scientists who are currently threatening to upend his comfortable, if incredible, worldview which holds that organisms are nothing but the mechanical byproducts of the struggle for survival among the selfish genes?
Uh, no. He has nothing to say to his growing numbers of competent professional critics. And we will not spoil any more for you. Read the rest here.