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Whatever made Dawkins famous, he has lost it

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One can write this way about Darwin’s high priest now at, of all places, the Guardian:

Remember when Dawkins was widely respected? When his biggest detractor was late evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould? I don’t. Having grown up after Dawkins made the transition from lauded science communicator to old man who shouts at clouds, it’s hard for me to understand why anyone continues to listen to him about anything.

Sure, he wrote some pop science books back in the day, but why do we keep having him on TV and in the newspapers? If it’s a biologist you’re after, or a science communicator, why not pick from the hundreds out there who don’t tweet five or six Islamophobic sentiments before getting off the toilet in the morning? If you need an atheist, there are many philosophers, scholars of religion, and public intellectuals available who don’t refuse to acknowledge the existence of theology.

… Hence his constant complaint that those appalled by his bigoted vituperations are simply offended by clarity; feeble-minded obscurantists who cling to emotion, tradition or the supernatural to shield themselves from the power of his truth bombs.

Well, he’s been dropping a lot of “bombs” lately, no question of that.

Darwin would be mortified. Dawkins probably isn’t.

File:A small cup of coffee.JPG We have it on good authority that some naturalist atheists have abandoned their principles and are abjectly praying to the Retirement Fairy. 😉

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6 Replies to “Whatever made Dawkins famous, he has lost it

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    bornagain77 says:

    Don’t you listen to them Dickie D!!! you’ve been sticking your foot in your mouth for atheism since before they were even in diapers! You’ll always be the number one repressive heathen in my book!,,

    Richard Dawkins – Beware the Believers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaGgpGLxLQw

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    News says:

    Dawkins, this is the Retirement Fairy speaking. Yes I really exist. Yes you really should retire.

    Indeed, you should have retired long before anyone could get this takedown published in the Guardian. Repent, believe, and retire.

    Oh well then, don’t. Various ID types have been praying to me that you WON’T retire. But I feel that their motives are not entirely charitable, so I have decided to appeal to you myself, directly, instead of just granting their wish and letting you twist in the wind.

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    Upright BiPed says:

    Somebody hand that man a microphone.

    I want to ask him why the genetic translation system maintains the physicochemical discontinuity between the arrangement of the nucleotides and the binding of amino acids.

    😉

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    bornagain77 says:

    OT: podcast – Stephen Meyer continues to discuss the new epilogue in Darwin’s Doubt that addresses criticisms of the book. Meyer addresses paleontologist Charles Marshall’s critical review of Darwin’s Doubt, and explains why materialistic processes don’t account for the huge infusion of new information in the Cambrian explosion.
    http://intelligentdesign.podom.....0_44-07_00

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    Mung says:

    One has to wonder whether Dawkins or his detractor believe that either rape or pedophilia is objectively bad or wrong.

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