Saturday, 29 May 2010
Atheist Attacks Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins has recently suffered severe setbacks. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
David Sloan Wilson, an expert on group selection, takes issue with Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and other angry atheists since they fail to acknowledge that religion can be beneficial.
In an interview in Nature News, Wilson, a professor of biology and anthropology, who admits he is an atheist, says:
“One of the things that infuriates me about the newest crop of angry atheists, such as Richard Dawkins, is their denial of the beneficial aspects of religion.”
He goes on to say,
“They are ignoring the scientific theory and evidence for the ‘secular utility’ of religion, as Émile Durkheim put it, even though they wrap themselves in the mantle of science and rationality. Someone needs to call them out on that, and that person is me.”
Richard Dawkins has suffered severe setbacks recently. First, even the Darwinists decided to bury the concept of junk -DNA and then it was time for the death knell of Dawkins' favourite argument, i.e. bad design of the human eye. A paper published in Physical Review Letters revealed that he is way behind the times.
Labin, A. M. and E. N. Ribak. 2010. Retinal Glial Cells Enhance Human Vision Acuity. Physical Review Letters. 104, 158102. http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v104/i15/e158102
Marris, Emma. 2010. All evolution, all the time. Nature News 25 May