Richard Dawkins is just as confused as the rest of us in trying to figure out how a supposed man of science could promote such preposterous and factually untrue things.
Dawkins calls Carson and all other creationists ‘ignorant’ when lamenting over the undeniable nature of evolution, and the GOP’s reluctance to cross over the the non-fiction side of reality.
Dawkins told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria:
“This fills me with despair. This is not something you believe in or not. I mean, this is a fact. It is a fact. It’s just as much of a fact as the Earth goes around the Sun. You can’t not believe it unless you’re ignorant. I believe what they’re doing is they think that they’ve got to say that in order to appeal to their constituency, and if that’s true, it’s deeply depressing.”
“You just told me all the Republican candidates except one don’t believe in evolution. I mean, that’s a disgrace. But for a very senior eminent distinguished doctor as he is to say that is even worse. Because of course, evolution is the bedrock of biology and biology is the bedrock of medicine. He clearly doesn’t understand the fundamental theorem of his own subject. That is a terrible indictment.”
“It is a form of arrogance to say we know what God does. The only way to know anything is by looking at the evidence. In this particular case, the evidence is overwhelming… In the case of evolution, there is no doubt. It is a fact.”
This man makes so much sense, it leaves me without words.
I simply want to stand and applaud Dawkins for his relentless journey of educating the ignorant masses, regardless of their diversion to factual education.
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