Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Michael Ruse on the New Atheists as a Bloody Diasaster

Interesting article here from atheistic philosopher of science Michael Ruse, who says that Dawkins's The God Delusion makes him "ashamed to be an atheist," that the New Atheists are a "bloody disaster." In particular, he thinks that the New Atheists are doing a "grave disservice" to (1) the cause of science, (2) the cause of scholarship; (3) the cause of fighting Creationsim, and (4) the cause of fighting to keep Creationism out of schools. On Dawkins in particular: Ruse says that he would fail any introductory course in philosophy or religion.

He also doesn't like Ben Stein!

HT: @Phil_Johnson_