Do you consider everyone who disagrees with you to be a fool? Should people who believe that others ought to have the opportunity to formulate their own opinions be thought of as fools?
Professor Dawkins seems to think so. Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is one of the candidates for the Republican nomination in next year’s US presidential election, responded to a mother and son at a New Hampshire campaign event who asked him if he believed in evolution with this:
It’s a theory that’s out there. It’s got some gaps in it. In Texas we teach both creationism and evolution. I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.
Dawkins’ reply was issued on an article he wrote for The Washington Post’s On Faith:
There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office.
From what I hear about Rick Perry generally, he wouldn’t be my choice of candidate, but Dawkins is of the opinion that merely questioning the Theory of Evolution makes him unsuitable for high office.
Dawkins then either tries to give the impression that Darwin’s theories are facts, or else deliberately tries to confuse “evolution” and the “Theory of Evolution” in people’s minds.
Evolution is a fact, as securely established as any in science, and he who denies it betrays woeful ignorance and lack of education, which likely extends to other fields as well.
Before I was banned from Dawkins’ blog, I used to write there that evolutionists believe that the Theory of Evolution is a fact and I was always rebuked by Dawkins’ followers and told that it must be regarded as a theory.
Maybe they think that their honesty in the matter makes what else they have to say more credible.
I’m stating the obvious now, but I’ll say it anyway – people like Dawkins seem to think it is okay for them to shove their beliefs down other people’s throats constantly, while us Creationists are to sit in the corner with dunces’ hats on and keep quiet because we are ‘fools’.
The fact that the Dawkins’s of the world hate people having different viewpoints indicates that their approach to science is completely wrong and it suggests that they are uncomfortable with their own beliefs.
They would like to ban Creation Science from every classroom on the planet.
Think about that. They want to ban science if it is not the science that they *believe* in. Why wouldn’t they want schoolchildren to know about both sides then decide for themselves what to believe?
I suspect it is for the same reason that when I was a Mormon, I was told not to look at “anti-Mormon” websites because they were full of “lies”; the Devil would use these sites to try and turn me away from the “truth”.
Have you ever heard Dawkins admit that Creation Science actually involves as much real science as evolution science? Reading some of the articles in the Creation Ministries’ publications and on their website makes this clear.
Perhaps Dawkins’ greatest trick is to deny that Creationists use proper scientific methods, in the hope that his believers will suppose that scripture and science are incompatible with each other.
Whatever his attraction, his magic works on millions of people to the extent that:
a) They believe him without question.
b) They mock others who believe differently – or worse: seek to silence dissent.
c) They use lies to limit where Creationists can work, such as by claiming that scientists who believe in Creationism don’t understand modern scientific methodology and could therefore be a danger.
d) They believe that all religions and faiths are basically the same – just as if one were to believe in a “Flying Spaghetti Monster”.
Dawkins has a multi-million pound business to protect.
I am just interested in the truth. It is very odd that people like Dawkins who claim to be “free-thinkers” should be so scathing of those who think freely and come to a different conclusion.
“Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” Isaiah 5:21