Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Devil's Chaplain

More about A Devil's Chaplain

To quote a few words:

On evolution:
“If there is mercy in nature, it is accidental.”
“Nature is neither kind nor cruel but indifferent.”
(天地不仁,此之謂)

On religion:
“There may be some deep question about the cosmos that are forever beyond science. The mistake is to think that they are therefore not beyond religion too.”
“Religion is the most inflammatory enemy-labeling device in history.”

If you choose to read ONE book from Dawkins, pick “The Selfish Gene”, this one is a follow-up of the classic.

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