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It's crazy isn't it? A classic case of in-group out-group mentality. You don't worship Dawkins so you must be on the bad 'side' then. And all the while slapping each other's backs at their powerful critical thinking skills.

Having read the book, it is indeed a strange conclusion; however, you were deliberately provocative in the title.

I guess some people just can't get past titles - it's the celeb, Twitter culture of quick soundbites and shallowness that doesn't get any deeper than the top layer of the epidermis.

Chairman: okay, I admit it - I *was* deliberately provocative in the title, and I am perversely enjoying being denounced. :) But I still think the title is the best one for the book, and let's face it, Professor Dawkins didn't exactly go for diplomacy with his title "The God Delusion"! >:)

teejay: there does seem to be something of a cult of personality in play here. But I can laugh at this because it's so wonderfully ridiculous. Favourite line used to denounce me so far: "The theory of evolution is a fact!" Strange concept of what 'theory' means, really...

All the best!

Of course you're a creationist. If you weren't, that would suggest someone could object to aspects of evolutionary theory in a way that might actually have to be considered before being rejected. And that would never do.

Hi Luther! Are you new here, or a lurker just coming out for a chat? I assume the former, since lurkers tend to like to mention it. :) Either way, you are more than welcome in the Game!

I have to say that the scuffles over evolution in recent decades have been extremely illuminating - although not about evolutionary theory. I've learned a great deal about the human impulse from mythology from studying contemporary examples.

I am also increasingly swayed by Latour's arguments that actually there's nothing much wrong with the sciences, it's only Science that's the problem, and Science is as much a problem for the sciences as anything else!

Once again, welcome to Only a Game!

I'm new here. I can't remember how I actually came across this blog - I think I was searching for blogs including stuff about Wittgenstein. And then, seeing the stuff about evolution, which tallies with a lot of what I think, I decided to follow. Nice to see I'm in the "Other Curiosities" section.

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