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Winner of £1m Templeton prize attacks ‘fundamentalism’ of Dawkins
The Times ^ | 3/26/10 | Hannah Devlin

Posted on 03/27/2010 1:53:54 PM PDT by LibWhacker

The “scientific fundamentalism” promoted by the atheist Richard Dawkins was criticised yesterday by the winner of a prize he had attacked.

Professor Francisco Ayala, who won the £1 million Templeton Prize for scientific thought, said that attacking religion and ridiculing believers provided ammunition for religious leaders who insisted that followers had to choose between God and Darwin. “Richard Dawkins has been a friend for more than 20 years, but it is unfortunate that he goes beyond the boundaries of science in making statements that antagonise believers,” he said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: atheist; dawkins; fundamentalism; templeton

1 posted on 03/27/2010 1:53:54 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I am a theistic evolutionist, even though both “sides” tend to have a very off-putting way of imposing their ideas.


2 posted on 03/27/2010 2:31:30 PM PDT by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: LibWhacker

Dawkins is proof that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge...” Proverbs 1:7a.

The man is irrational and sometimes quite silly.


3 posted on 03/27/2010 2:33:58 PM PDT by Spudx7
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To: Spudx7

Dawkins is the Locomotive Breath.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=embimweuYU4

In the shuffling madness
Of the locomotive breath,
Runs the all-time loser,
Headlong to his death.
He feels the piston scraping —
Steam breaking on his brow —
Old Charlie stole the handle and
The train won’t stop going —
No way to slow down.
He sees his children jumping off
At the stations — one by one.
His woman and his best friend —
In bed and having fun.
He’s crawling down the corridor
On his hands and knees —
Old Charlie stole the handle and
The train won’t stop going —
No way to slow down.
He hears the silence howling —
Catches angels as they fall.
And the all-time winner
Has got him by the balls.
He picks up Gideon’s Bible —
Open at page one —
God stole the handle and
The train won’t stop going —
No way to slow down.


4 posted on 03/27/2010 2:50:55 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Spudx7

“...The man is irrational and sometimes quite silly....”

Nice summary. He can disbelieve what he wants - but it’s interesting that he’s never really done anything useful in life.

Sort of like a liberal democrat.


5 posted on 03/27/2010 3:23:04 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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