Sal Cordova points to a YouTube portraying Richard Dawkins as a nasty little twerp, and Larry “genetic drift” Moran thinks it originated in the ID community. Unclear why because it’s really not about our usual questions and concerns.
It’s also not a lot nastier than the old showman himself. Seen way worse.
Our real relationship with him is, well, nuanced. If we want to explain to people what is wrong with modern day Darwinism, it is easier to point to him than recommend they read Edge of Evolution or Darwin’s Doubt.
Not better. Just easier.
Heck, we’ve even sometimes defended him. Remember the elevator follies? Yes, we were battin’ fer HIM. He makes our job easier, and Lord knows… .
Maybe Moran doesn’t get out of his lab much? It’s Dawkins’s own side that’s been lambasting the guy and calling him a terrible example.
We would be happy to see him in charge of all atheist activities worldwide, with special responsibility for “unreached peoples.”
In medicine, that would be called vaccination.
Note: A friend writes to say that the vid animator is British humourist Mike Booth, no known connection to ID. See here, here, and here.