Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Dawkin's delusion; Peter williams dicusses 'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins. This is an audio presentation (in four parts) from Culture Watch

- you might have to scroll down the page a bit.
- in a recent issue of the english Spectator (a wretched magazine) somebody had listed the GD as their book of the year. People apparently don't understand that the very worldview Dawkins propounds makes it absurd for him to make moral pronouncements. If the bizarre scenario (of selfish genes) that he propounds were true morality and ethics (not to mention free will) would be ruled out. In terms of his own wview he has no basis for making any moral judgments of any kind. His moral pronouncements against christianity in fact rely on christianity to make any sense; as they can't be based on his brand of evolutionary theory. Only if there is objective, public truth can his arguments make any sense; but his wview rules these things out. He can't in any way argue consistently in terms of his own stated beliefs. If man is 'ordered' by selfish genes our lives are absurd, and rationality is lost.



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