From Perry Marshall’s blog, Cosmic Fingerprints:
Not only has Dawkins ruined science, he’s ruined atheism too.
20 years ago, an atheist was an intellectual with whom one could have a reasonable dialogue.
Today, most people experience atheists as bellicose angry males who commonly suffer from depression, who post anonymous tirades all over the internet so they can share their misery with everyone else.
We have the New Atheists to thank for this. And their four horsemen. Dawkins – Dennett – Harris – Hitchens.
Wanna have an intelligent discussion about atheism? Read Voltaire, Nietzche or Bertrand Russell. Agree or disagree, they will force you to think.
Wanna have a pointless shouting match with a bunch of mannerless name-callers who make up just-so stories about warm ponds and lucky lightning strikes and think they’re doing science? Sit down with guys who read Krauss, Dennett, Hitchens and Harris. Walk into a roomful of Dawkins fans. More.
Worse, zillions of trolls discovered Dawkins at the same time as they learned that one is allowed to use swear words on the Internet.
This too shall pass.
See also: Michael Flannery: Astounding News Flash!—Perry Marshall Singlehandedly Breaks the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design (or maybe not)
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