Richard Dawkins: The Greatest Show On Earth

“People who reject the theory of evolution should be placed on a level with Holocaust deniers”..

Holy momma…does this dude  know how to get peoples attention or what??

Here’s your intellectual food for the week.Richard Dawkins has a new book coming out called “The Greatest Show On Earth” and if his previous books are anything to go by then expect lots of drama surrounding this one.The book centres around the “theory” of evolution and creationism and is bound to be controversial.


To give you a taste of his thinking here’s a section of an extract posted on the Times online:

“Evolution is an inescapable fact, and we should celebrate its astonishing power, simplicity and beauty. Evolution is within us, around us, between us, and its workings are embedded in the rocks of aeons past. Given that, in most cases, we don’t live long enough to watch evolution happening before our eyes, we shall revisit the metaphor of the detective coming upon the scene of a crime after the event and making inferences. The aids to inference that lead scientists to the fact of evolution are far more numerous, more convincing, more incontrovertible, than any eyewitness reports that have ever been used, in any court of law, in any century, to establish guilt in any crime. Proof beyond reasonable doubt? Reasonable doubt? That is the understatement of all time.” [Read the FULL ARTICLE here]

For more info of how to obtain a copy(in South Africa at least) get hold of Exclusive Books


~ by mcsavage on August 25, 2009.

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