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The God Delusion
Jan 31, 2011
Entertaining, albeit often for the wrong reasons. Dawkins makes great points, but he also tends to deal in platitudes and he likes to setup straw man arguments centered around caricatures of religious zealots (which might be the only way to deal with some of the more absurd [and actual] arguments brought up by zealots, to be fair). He's brilliantly insightful and has probably summed up in as few words as possible one of the more potent diatribes against religion, but every now and then I found myself picturing his face turning red and his gorgeous British voice going up octaves as he fuddy-duddies on why "ëvolution is fact, damn you!." I love Dawkins. The Selfish Gene sort of shifted my paradigm when I read it for a bio paper a while back. But on this one, every now and then, I found myself wishing I were with Richard Dawkins so I could encourage him to count to ten and breathe deeply.
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January 31, 2011 – Shelved