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Debunking Dawkins?

Postby Seraph » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:27 pm

I thought I would ask about the future of the remaining "Debunking Dawkins" chapters on the site challenging The God Delusion. Did Rich get so disgusted with the book that he abandoned trying to argue with it? :P
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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby Tevko » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:32 pm

Good question, I too have been waiting for a few months to read another incredible Godandscience rebuttal to Dawkins' book. Can't come soon enough!

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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby Gman » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:44 pm

Seraph wrote:I thought I would ask about the future of the remaining "Debunking Dawkins" chapters on the site challenging The God Delusion. Did Rich get so disgusted with the book that he abandoned trying to argue with it? :P


Stopped on the account of boredom...
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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby FearlessLlearsy » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:00 pm

May I ask exactly who Rich is?? I have a confession to make, i never actually read the board's announcements and guidelines, i just came right into the discussion forum :esmile:
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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby SnowDrops » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:57 am

FearlessLlearsy wrote:May I ask exactly who Rich is?? I have a confession to make, i never actually read the board's announcements and guidelines, i just came right into the discussion forum :esmile:


Try reading the "Personal" section of the main site. And more of the main site in general.
I think Rich also recently made a Youtube account.

Rich is a man living in California, with an MD, is a Christian, OEC and works in a hospital. But seriously, read the "Personal" section.
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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby SnowDrops » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:45 am

I'm no longer sure it's worth Riches' time to do the other chapters. Honestly, the book could be debunked by anyone with a bachelors degree in philosophy.
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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby Jonouchi Katsuya » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:49 pm

I don't see the point in that. So many people on this site misquote him anyway... I think some people would just assume put devil horns on him and call it good.
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Postby Mariolee » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:12 pm

Jonouchi Katsuya wrote:I don't see the point in that. So many people on this site misquote him anyway... I think some people would just assume put devil horns on him and call it good.


Whoa. That was a little bit extreme don't you think?
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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby neo-x » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:23 pm

I don't see the point in that. So many people on this site misquote him anyway... I think some people would just assume put devil horns on him and call it good.


For being a Buddhist, you sure put up a very good defense of atheism. Well...an interesting point you brought up though,

Sam Harris (the eminent atheist, like Dawkins) said and I quote

"If I could wave a magic wand and get rid of either rape or religion, I would not hesitate to get rid of religion."
—Sam Harris

Now please, tell me is there a point in this, or am I just reading it wrong y/:)

Personally, I would love to have the doctors check his mental state of health.
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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby DannyM » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:40 am

Jonouchi Katsuya wrote:I don't see the point in that. So many people on this site misquote him anyway


Can you show us where?
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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby Murray » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:36 pm

Jonouchi Katsuya wrote:I don't see the point in that. So many people on this site misquote him anyway... I think some people would just assume put devil horns on him and call it good.


Can we get an example? y:-/
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Postby 1over137 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:36 am

Where can I read critics on chapter 3 of Dawkins' The God Delusion?
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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby Dudeacus97 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:32 am

Even if it is very easy to debunk, Rich should continue with it anyway. If atheists see that the refutation was not finished, then they'll think that he couldn't finish it because it's too hard.
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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby Beanybag » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:12 am

neo-x wrote:
I don't see the point in that. So many people on this site misquote him anyway... I think some people would just assume put devil horns on him and call it good.


For being a Buddhist, you sure put up a very good defense of atheism. Well...an interesting point you brought up though,

Sam Harris (the eminent atheist, like Dawkins) said and I quote

"If I could wave a magic wand and get rid of either rape or religion, I would not hesitate to get rid of religion."
—Sam Harris

Now please, tell me is there a point in this, or am I just reading it wrong y/:)

Personally, I would love to have the doctors check his mental state of health.


I think he would be implying that the latter would also solve much of the former, or solve more problems so as to make the latter seem much less important. I don't see, from the perspective of the US, how it would change much not to have religion. Maybe science would progress more but problems like racism, rape, violent crime, etc. wouldn't go away.

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Re: Debunking Dawkins?

Postby PaulSacramento » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:29 am

Of course Sam doesn't have as much of a problem with rape, as a naturalist why would he?
It is a perfectly acceptable form of propagation in the natural world.


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