This is a copy of a release Zero Books is running for me on Facebook, after it was decided there that I am a Creationist.
It has come to my attention that a number of people on Facebook have decided that I am a Creationist, and that my book The Mythology of Evolution is propaganda aimed at furthering the agenda of Intelligent Design. While I'm truly honoured to be worth denouncing, I must confess to being a very bad Creationist, given my commitment to the view that life on Earth has emerged through billions of years of gradual refinement and intermittent mass extinction. Also, my claim that Kant demolished any rational basis for ID two centuries ago must surely seem like an own goal, given that I'm clearly a Creationist.
Is everyone who criticises Professor Dawkins a Creationist by default now? That must seriously improve the number of supporters for Intelligent Design! It is true that The Mythology of Evolution is highly critical of Richard Dawkins. However, I also use Dawkins' own work to help disentangle the many fictions that have represented and misrepresented the evolutionary processes. My principal complaint against Dawkins is that his theology (or rather atheology) has made it terribly difficult to teach evolution in the United States, which is something he claims to want. Anyone who wishes to keep theology out of science should probably make more of an effort to practice what they preach.
I welcome rebuttal to the arguments I advance in my latest book, but I would most appreciate these if they came from people who had actually read and understood those arguments. The difficult process of discerning knowledge depends upon this kind of critical engagement - those who prefer to idolise "Science", rather than engaging in the difficult practices of the sciences and philosophy, ought to reflect on how akin to Creationists they have become.