As reported in The Guardian, Higgs has chosen to cap his remarkable 2012 with another bang by criticising the "fundamentalist" approach taken by Dawkins in dealing with religious believers.
"What Dawkins does too often is to concentrate his attack on fundamentalists. But there are many believers who are just not fundamentalists," Higgs said in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo. "Fundamentalism is another problem. I mean, Dawkins in a way is almost a fundamentalist himself, of another kind."
He agreed with some of Dawkins' thoughts on the unfortunate consequences that have resulted from religious belief, but he was unhappy with the evolutionary biologist's approach to dealing with believers and said he agreed with those who found Dawkins' approach "embarrassing".
For the remainder of the Top 10 evolution-related stories, see past articles in ENV.
Dr. William Lane Craig was a guest voice in The Washington Post recently.
While the opinion did not specifically speak to intelligent design, it did discuss the issues that humanists have with both theists and nihilists.
Casey Luskin in ENV...Discovery Institute staff members attended the Seattle Analytic Philosophy Club at their invitation to discuss the question "Is Intelligent Design Science?" There were about 25 people there. Though the group was mostly hostile to ID, everyone was respectful and civil, and it was an enjoyable discussion.
This is a refreshing place to find an endorsement of intelligent design. In The New Republic, Alvin Plantinga reviews Thomas Nagel's Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False with, on top of that, kind attention to Stephen Meyer's Signature in the Cell.
Philosopher Thomas Nagel's Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False is short enough to entice even the Darwinian fellow-travelers, but the book's 144 pages are "tightly argued and exacting," M. D. Aeschliman says in the November 12 National Review.
Aeshliman, professor emeritus of education at Boston University, is eager to showcase the several ways Nagel defends intelligent design proponents.
David Klinghoffer in ENV reports on a website for younger kids. There's an adorable cartoon dog named Darwin who explains about how he likes science and being nice: "He believes in being a good person, even though he doesn't believe in any of the gods from his stories."
The ENV response from John West...
In my opinion, a great blog on the subject by Melissa Cain Travis...
Richard Dawkins has been labelled an "embarrassment to atheism" after clashing with a priest in a debate on BBC Radio 4.
The author of the God Delusion could not recall the full title of Charles Darwin's 'The Origin Of Species' during a discussion with Giles Fraser, Former Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, over a poll conducted for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (UK) which found that self-identified Christians didn't go to Church, or read the bible.
Dawkins said an "astonishing number couldn't identify the first book in the New Testament." But his claim that this indicated self-identified Christians were "not really Christian at all" was challenged by Fraser, who said the poll asked "silly little questions" to "trip" people up.
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