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Darwinopterus v Dawkins (admits evolution "nowhere explicitly set out" in any of his prev. books!)
CMI ^ | October 27, 2009 | Jonathan Safarti, Ph.D.

Posted on 10/27/2009 7:33:36 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts

Prominent antitheist and self-styled “atheist” Richard Dawkins has written a new book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. Ironically, he admits about all his previous pro-evolution books:

“Looking back on these books, I realized that the evidence for evolution is nowhere explicitly set out, and that it seemed like a good gap to close.”.

Naturally, CMI is preparing a book to answer Dawkins’ latest. In a chapter about alleged bad design, Dawkins had a section about the loss of wings and evolution of features like halteres, the little drumstick-like stabilizers behind the one pair of wings on flies.

To set the stage, Dawkins related the theory of English evolutionist (and former debate partner1) John Maynard Smith (1920–2004) about the evolution of flying creatures. Maynard-Smith argued that...

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1 posted on 10/27/2009 7:33:37 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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itz amazing how many times this moron has to write books continually explaining something he claims is so obvious...then he comes out and says his previous books dont really lay any evidence out there...

what a doofus.


2 posted on 10/27/2009 7:35:46 PM PDT by raygunfan
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To: metmom; DaveLoneRanger; editor-surveyor; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; MrB; GourmetDan; Fichori; ...

Dawkins admits that all of his previous books failed to provide the evidence for evolution...LOL!


3 posted on 10/27/2009 7:36:42 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: raygunfan

Ditto!


4 posted on 10/27/2009 7:39:43 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

Why is this still being discussed on a political news forum?


5 posted on 10/27/2009 7:55:35 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: GodGunsGuts
I agree with you folks. Stuff like this makes me want to crap:

This book is my personal summary of the evidence that the ‘theory’ of evolution is actually a fact - as incontrovertible a fact as any in science.
—Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth, p. vii

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Show_on_Earth:_The_Evidence_for_Evolution

6 posted on 10/27/2009 8:02:01 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: elkfersupper

Because the Christian Right is a MAJOR PILLAR of the Reagan Coalition, and we don’t want our political concerns shoved off to the religion forum.


7 posted on 10/27/2009 8:03:31 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts
Looking back on these books, I realized that the evidence for evolution is nowhere explicitly set out, and that it seemed like a good gap to close.”

Nice job at quote mining the actual quote is “Looking back on these books, I realized that the evidence for evolution is nowhere explicitly set out, and that it seemed like a good gap that I needed to close.” ~ Richard Dawkins Preface The Greatest Show on Earth.

GGG that statement does not mean that his previous book failed to provide the evidence for evolution, just that he had not yet complied all the evidence into one book.

I wonder why they did not use this quote from the same book:

“Evolution is a fact. Beyond Reasonable doubt, beyound serious doubt, beyond sane, informed, intelligent doubt, beyond doubt evolution is a fact.” ~ Richard Dawkins

I guess that would require too much intellectual honesty on the authors part. Why lets the facts get in the way of a good story?

8 posted on 10/27/2009 8:51:28 PM PDT by Ira_Louvin (Go tell them people lost in sin, Theres a higher power ,They need not fear the works of men.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Thanks for the ping!


9 posted on 10/27/2009 9:22:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: GodGunsGuts
So now Dawkins has endless material for more books. Not surprising, a clever writer never explains the whole plot or answers every question, he saves some for later!

Stay tuned for the next exciting chapter, “The Greatest Snow On Earth”.

10 posted on 10/27/2009 9:46:24 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

“Looking back on these books, I realized that the evidence for evolution is nowhere explicitly set out, and that it seemed like a good gap to close.”

Ya think?


11 posted on 10/27/2009 10:31:40 PM PDT by rae4palin
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To: elkfersupper

...because they are legends in their own minds....

and that ‘pillar’ - lol - made of wax, and long melted.


12 posted on 10/28/2009 4:00:47 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Speaking of Darwin.. Last night PBS had a special on a family of Islamic freaks who walk like dogs on all 4s. Blindly brilliant British professor of walking abnormalities et all introduced the latest HOAX:
REVERSE EVOLUTION !! They think Darwinism is a two way street and these fools want to direct traffic.


13 posted on 10/28/2009 5:07:29 AM PDT by Broker (Ashford Avenue, Santurce)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Dawkins is just another arrogant fool..


14 posted on 10/28/2009 10:32:34 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: GodGunsGuts
Because the Christian Right is a MAJOR PILLAR of the Reagan Coalition, and we don’t want our political concerns shoved off to the religion forum.

With the very foundation of this country under assault, I find it asinine that people who are so weak in their faith that they cannot tolerate the imaginary or miniscule threat that Darwinian theory might present to their faith find it necessary to demonstrate that weakness day after day on a political forum.

15 posted on 10/29/2009 7:30:59 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

Don’t you get it, eks? This country is under assault by revolutionary evolutionists. And as the Christian church shrinks in this country, the revolutionary evolutionists are taking its place.


16 posted on 10/29/2009 7:47:49 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts
Excuse me, I thought the country is under assault by socialist / communist / fascists.

Darwin has been dead for a long time.

17 posted on 10/29/2009 7:51:07 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: GodGunsGuts
Excuse me, I thought the country is under assault by socialist / communist / fascists.

Darwin has been dead for a long time.

18 posted on 10/29/2009 7:51:16 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

Almost all modern socialists = revolutionary evolutionists.

Communists= revolutionary evolutionists.

Fascists = revolutionary evolutionists.


19 posted on 10/29/2009 7:56:12 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts
If Darwin had a plan to agitate the 21st-Century Christians, why did he waste all that time studying and writing about the sciences and sailing around the world on a two-masted ship?

He should have just ran for public office and dictated his "findings" rather than support them with a lifetime of research.

20 posted on 10/29/2009 8:02:43 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: GodGunsGuts
This country is under assault by revolutionary evolutionists. And as the Christian church shrinks in this country, the revolutionary evolutionists are taking its place.

Really?! On the list of ideologies and "groups" hellbent on limiting our freedoms, stealing our money and ruining our country, "revolutionary evolutionists," all 3 of them, don't even register. You're nuts.
21 posted on 10/29/2009 8:19:04 PM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: Broker
Last night PBS had a special on a family of Islamic freaks who walk like dogs on all 4s.

How dare they! Get up and walk, freaks!

Their odd gait was due to a rare set of genetic and developmental circumstances coming together. First, their mother recalls that initially all of her 19 children started off walking with a bear-crawl (i.e. on their feet rather than their knees). Second, due to an inherited recessive genetic mutation, they have a non-progressive congenital cerebellar ataxia that impairs the balance children normally use to learn to walk bipedally. Not being able to manage the balance needed for bipedal walking, they perfected in its place their initial bear-crawl into an adult quadruped gait.
22 posted on 10/29/2009 8:24:02 PM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: whattajoke

Since your screenname perfectly describes who you are, I will give your comments the attention they deserve, and then deposit them in the whattajoke file/trash can.


23 posted on 10/29/2009 8:25:07 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts
Since your screenname perfectly describes who you are, I will give your comments the attention they deserve, and then deposit them in the whattajoke file/trash can.

Facing the truth is hard, eh? Did Free Republic begin as a defense against "Radical evolutionists?" With confidence, I can say an emphatic "No!" You're telling me that the number one issue with conservatives in America is evolution? Priorities, man, priorities.
24 posted on 10/30/2009 4:32:09 AM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: whattajoke; GodGunsGuts

Amen.


25 posted on 10/30/2009 7:14:01 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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