Monday, February 06, 2006

Brits vs. Darwin; Dennett vs. God

Perhaps this study from Britain will put a dent in the notion that doubts in the Western world about evolution's ultimate explanatory power are uniquely American.

Also, we should all try to find time to read Daniel Dennett's new book, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon. Dennett's fairly brilliant, and this promises to be thought-provoking, if incredibly one-sided against the gods.


Anonymous Pirate said...

I highly recommend you read Eric Hoffer's The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements for perspective on the nature of religion, why humanity is atrracted to it, and why it has such a hold over society. In today's comic-hating world, the book provides interesting insight to our fanaticism.

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