I have to say that during the years I have managed to grow a healthy amount of dislike to Mr. Richard Dawkins.
Bordering on contempt.
True, he has been a stepping stone in my search for something , and like for many other young people he served as a certain key, with a very heavy academic weight, to a temporary escape from the denial the world has been living in for centuries if not millennia.
The Selfish Gene was , although scientifically not scintillating, an extremely useful tool for the public, and I will always honor Dawkins for that.
He just pisses me off. As a person. Something in that never changing expression of something between a smug smirk and I am going to vomit on you any second now just gives me an uneasy feeling.
At least be properly smug if you must. Be a man.
You chose the fight. Be a man. Or a woman. But don’t be so British…
and if you do choose to be British, at least a stiff upper lip. That's all I'm asking for.
Dawkins always , always has this look as if he doesn’t believe what you just said, and the fact you are so stupid is sickening him. And I wouldn’t mind that. If he wasn’t a scientist.
It's not that I don’t like science. I don’t believe in science. As a religion.
I think most scientists know the universe, like the pope knows god.I have some reservations, if you may…
As Charlie bunker would have said – science is just a fad.
And it is true. Because science is a tool. A very important tool. But it cannot replace the religion it is fighting.
We already know mankind is crippled by having both a heart and a mind. Obvious they need a crutch of sorts.
You cannot go and kick somebody's crutch from under him without supplying an alternative. Its just not nice.
And Dawkins is far from being even in the category of the potential people who can supply an alternative, which basically makes him more of a bully then a paladin in my eyes.
He will not tell you how to raise your children, how to have good home and work relationships, how to explore who you really could be. He will not comfort you and I shiver to think what will happen if science would be the government. We would yearn for republicans …. I had to take a minute off just to get the image of genetically modified pill popping population procreation centers in colors which are optimal to the eye.
God, save me from science!
Ok… maybe not….
Somebody? Deliver me from science?
oh well, will just have to do that one myself too, won't I…