“The denier that ID [intelligent design] is science faces the following dilemma. Either he admits that the intervention of such a designer is possible, or he does not. If he does not, he must explain why that belief is more scientific than the belief that a designer is possible. If on the other hand he believes that a designer is possible, then he can argue that the evidence is overwhelmingly against the actions of such a designer, but he cannot say that someone who offers evidence on the other side is doing something of a fundamentally different kind. All he can say about that person is that he is scientifically mistaken.”
…… Thomas Nagel, atheist philosopher…..
Talking zombie and uncalibrated brain Richard Dawkins is seeking to heat
up the SECULAR WAR ON CHILDREN. Dawkins who, as an atheist, cannot
claim free will , voluntary control of his thoughts, ability to reason or a
basis for morality is seeking to deny children the benefit of the much more
coherent theistic world view than his own thoroughly incoherent atheist
world view. Also, since he insists that his brain is the the product of an
undirected evolutionary process Dawkins cannot claim that his brain is
calibrated to reflect truth in the universe.
Children do indeed need to be protected from illogical world views like
Atheists like Dawkins seem to think that atheism is theism minus God…… it is not. i
Atheism is a wholly different world in which one cannot even claim that their
thoughts are their own.
If he understood the implications of his world view Dawkins would have to admit
that his statements and actions are not due to his free will or voluntary thoughts put are
wholly the fully determined results of the laws of physics. Dawkins would in fact be
a talking zombie controlled fully by the laws of physics. Fortunately for us
whatever his achievements in science in theology and philosophy Dawkins is
simply a clown who should join a circus. The bible is once again right “The
fool has said in his heart there is no God”.
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Richard Dawkins: The state needs to ‘protect’ children from religion…and their parents
Atheism , Ireland , Lawrence Krauss , Parental Rights , Parents Rights , Richard Dawkins
DUBLIN, March 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The government needs to protect children from the religious views of their own parents, according to popular atheist writer Richard Dawkins.
His speaking partner went further, comparing parents instilling their religious views in their children could be compared to denying them medical treatment.
In an interview prior to a speech at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, last week, Dawkins told the media that parents have too much influence in their children’s education, especially when it comes to religion.
“There is a balancing act and you have to balance the rights of parents and the rights of children, and I think the balance has swung too far towards parents,” Dawkins told the Irish Times. “Children do need to be protected so that they can have a proper education and not be indoctrinated in whatever religion their parents happen to have been brought up in.”
He added, “You have to write off those people” who value the Bible over science.
Dawkins was in Ireland, along with physicist Lawrence Krauss as part of a tour promoting Arizona State University’s Origins Project. He also came to lend his support to the activist group Atheist Ireland, which is promoting a campaign to remove religious education from schools.
Krauss concurred with Dawkins, saying the state must restrict parental rights as part of its mandate to “properly educate its children.”
“That means parents have a limited, it seems to be, limited rights [sic] in determining what the curriculum is,” Krauss said.
“And parents of course have concerns and a say, but they don’t have the right to shield their children from knowledge,” Krauss said. “That’s not a right any more than they have the right to shield their children from health care or medicine. And those parents that do that are often tried and imprisoned when they refuse to allow their children to get blood transfusions or whatever is necessary for their health. And this is necessary for their mental health.”
Dawkins became a popular exponent of atheism after publishing his 2006 book The God Delusion, in which he argued that religious faith qualifies as a delusion. He considers religious belief one of the world’s great evils and coined the term “faith-sufferer” to describe religious believers of any creed in a 1991 essay titled, “Viruses of the Mind.”
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In his talk at Trinity College, Dawkins affirmed his belief in “Darwinian” evolution and denied the theory of Intelligent Design. Yet even some skeptics are challenging his ideas.
In his book The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking wrote, “The laws of nature form a system that is extremely fine-tuned, and very little in physical law can be altered without destroying the possibility of the development of life as we know it. Were it not for a series of startling coincidences in the precise details of physical law, it seems, humans and similar life-forms would never have come into being.”
“We have arrived at the point,” said physicist Stephen M. Barr, “where we see that science can by no means explain away the rich design of nature and its laws. Science has only shown that design to be more magnificent than anyone had ever dreamt. Therefore, the Cosmic Design Argument for the existence of God still stands. Indeed, it is stronger than ever before.”