The Greatest Show on Earth

September 6, 2009

Two excerpts from Richard Dawkins' forthcoming book The Greatest Show on Earth are now available online: Richard Dawkins


Creationists, now they’re coming for your children


Richard Dawkins: the truth dogs reveal about evolution

Richard is quick to point out that

I hope I don't need to remind people that newspaper headlines are written by sub-editors, and the author never has any say over it. [From RichardDawkins.net ]

I wonder which will end up being the greatest show — the book itself, or the mischaracterizations, distortions, and demonization that are sure to follow. Still, Dawkins has come into the ring fighting:

You find your precious time continually preyed upon...by a baying pack of ignoramuses...

...Evolution is a fact, and [my] book will demonstrate it. No reputable scientist disputes it, and no unbiased reader will close the book doubting it.

[From Creationists, now they’re coming for your children - Times Online ]

Comments:

#1 Margaret Presswood (Guest) on Saturday September 12, 2009 at 6:29am

There is a worthwhile article in the Wall Street Journal today 9/12/09 in the Weekend Journal section entitled Man vs. God. In it Richard Dawkins makes his case for Darwins theory and also concludes that the author of the “God” portion of the article, Karen Armstrong, is an atheist. A point that I happen to agree with after reading her piece. I wish that more of the “believers” had her understanding that what they have is a BELIEF not a factual, logical argument for the existence of God.

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