Wednesday, December 05, 2007

How to Approach Our Nature

Over at 2 Blowhards, one of the blowhards responds to the other's post about Richard Dawkins. The whole thing's worth reading, but this paragraph in particular sums up something I've long thought about Dawkins with regards to his outcries against religion:
I do marvel that Dawkins seems to see the goal of right-thinking people as overcoming the basics of human nature. Evo-bio hit me very differently. It confirmed me in my hunch that it makes much more sense to work with (rather than against) human nature -- to build on it (or just plain enjoy it) rather than pave it over or wall it up, let alone triumph over it. But maybe I don't have the crusading-heroic gene in me, or it hasn't been expressed, or something.


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