Religion and evolution?

Incompatible   2 votes - 28 %
Cover separate domains   4 votes - 57 %
Integrated   1 vote - 14 %
 
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Dawkins by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #1 Sat Mar 24, 2007 at 07:03:47 AM EST
While Dawkins is generally anti-religion, it's pretty clear that he's mostly interested in attacking a fundamentalist religions as they're the ones that are the most actively harmful. He spends his time on the blind watchmaker not because that's the only argument for God, but because that's the argument for God that anti-science fundamentalists use.
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Possibly by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #2 Sat Mar 24, 2007 at 07:13:58 AM EST
But you have to remember that the kind of biblical literalist, evangelical Protestant, Southern Baptist kind of thing has never been very popular in the UK. (They got shipped over to the US a while ago).

So from a UK perspective, if he's going for the most numerous religion he ought to be attacking the Church of England. If the most harmful, you might wonder why he doesn't attack, say, Wahhabi Islam more instead...
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Hmm by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #4 Sat Mar 24, 2007 at 08:44:36 AM EST
Attacking extreme muslim groups tends to be harmful to your health...

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I don't think it's about numbers by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #5 Sat Mar 24, 2007 at 01:09:53 PM EST
It's about threat. Your average atheist doesn't feel personally threatened by nice British country vicar. In his BBC documentary, he did explicitly talk about radical Islam. But in the west, at least, it's evangelical Christians who are most likely to get laws past, at least, in the US.
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Recently by Herring (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 03:26:23 AM EST
there's been fuss in the UK because various Xtian groups (led by the Catholics) have been opposing new anti-discrimination legislation (which makes it illegal to discrimiate on the grounds of sexuality). They lost. Badly. Listening to the various bishops/cardinals squirm their way through interviews, trying to sound reasonable while defending their right to discriminate has been vaguely amusing.

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you know by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Mar 24, 2007 at 07:15:10 AM EST
that graph makes me feel better now. i remember about 6 months ago, i weighed more than you, and that made me sad since i'm fairly sure you're taller. but i have lost 15 lbs or more since i last commented about your graph!

just think, though...you might have gained a little bit, but you're nowhere near where you started! yay for smaller butts (i know i enjoy having one!)
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That book sounds right up my street by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #6 Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 01:09:56 AM EST
It's stuff I spend a lot of time talking about in the pub (often with an atheist and a Buddhist, which can be interesting).

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I got it in the Ealing central library by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 1) #8 Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 09:12:04 AM EST
Might be worth looking out for in whatever your equivalent is.
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It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
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Now I'm a bit older and more responsible by nebbish (4.00 / 2) #9 Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 02:07:46 AM EST
I might join a library again. Last one I was in in Greenwich I probably paid for the books five times over in late fines.

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