5 thoughts on “Richard Dawkins on Morality

  1. I have always admired Richard Dawkins, just because of short to the point logical arguments as indictments of traditional thinking. But, once I felt his knife plunge into my back.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF5IK5uH1t4. In an interview with Bill Maher, he discusses the seven levels of atheism he wrote about in his book, “The God Delusion”, where he discribes himself as a six on that scale of seven. That’s where I am. But, he says it’s because he cannot prove there are no fairies or pink unicorns, and reevaluates his number as 6.9 out of 7.
    I can’t imagine a more traitorous portrayal of freethinker’s doubt. If we don’t believe in religion, why would fairies or unicorns even be a consideration. The question, and he know’s it too well, is that science cannot explain origin, any more than religion can, yet he trivializes doubt as regarding the existence of santa claus or the tooth fairy. Fuck you, Richard, you commercialized hypocrit!

    Norman Lycan

  2. This what I meant, Dawkins talking about the possibility of creation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhhEeI3K7GU
    He’s not an atheist at all, he’s an agnostic. What I resent is which Richard Dawkins appears to which audience. And while any reasoning person who is not possessed with the need to believe, can see that organized religion is bullshit, the undeniable fact still remains, that science cannot explain “something out of nothing”. And while origin is a thorn in the side of both religion and science, some, when they are being honest admit they do not know, and cannot know. Moments of honesty are greatly appreciated by the leaders in the scientific field, especially those who are famous for their freethought. At least by me, because I know that agnostism is the purest form of freethought. It’s skepticism without ego, pragmatism without hubris.

    Norman Lycan

  3. You see, as lazy as we are, agnostics are starting to win. Not because we have the best publicists, but, because our philosophy makes sense. And the label on the video of Penn Jillette is daunting, the message is the reverse.
    Even staunch atheists have to agree that there are things we do not know, and even a set of things we may never know, no matter how dilligently science searches. But, a very simple answer to any question about origin is , “I don’t know”, otherwise the speaker is a fool, a politician, or a religious leader. None have any influence with me.

    Norman Lycan

  4. Thanks Norman for eating up a bunch of my time this morning. 🙂 Instead of a quick comment reply I felt compelled to write a long post about the video because it prompted a lot of good thoughts for what I think about agnosticism and atheism.

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