25 November 2008

Well-educated and sane

"You cannot be both sane and well educated and disbelieve in evolution. The evidence is so strong that any sane, educated person has got to believe in evolution."
-- Richard Dawkins, in Lanny Swerdlow, "My Sort Interview with Richard Dawkins" (Portland, Oregon, 1996)


Trebuchet said...

There is a reverse argument too.

If you are a genuine atheist, then you are not. Why?

1) If you believe there is no God, then what you think of as meaning is generated by random chemical processes, which means it isn't really 'meaning' no matter how impressive 'you' 'think' 'it' 'looks' (note that as you subtract meaning, everything ends up in quote marks).

2) This means that to believe anything, you must have faith that there is meta-meaning; i.e. that meaning exists beyond the random chemical processes. Do you have that much faith? *grin*

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