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Richard Dawkins

Started by The Professor, October 12, 2006, 08:43:51 am

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The Professor

Richard Dawkins is certainly a modern thinker. He is a man of words and a man of science. I consider him a philosopher, do you?

Unbeliever

Oh, indeed I do consider Dawkins to be a philosopher! If philosophy doesn't use the scientific paradigm as it's developed over the centuries, then, to paraphrase Einstein: science without philosophy is lame, but philosophy without science is blind.

I haven't yet read nearly as much of Dawkins' work as I'd like to, but I'm in the process of rectifying that lack.
"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti