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Feb 2007
Climbing Mount Improbable - Richard Dawkins - Penguin Books, 1996
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It’s a pity that Richard Dawkins has allowed himself to become the poster child for atheism. I can understand how the persistent attacks of the creationists, with their airy and inaccurate generalisations about what evolutionary theory actually says, must have got under his skin, but there are more effective ways of combatting them than by claiming that God is a delusion. One approach is to follow Ted Chiang and move the argument onto their own ground by pointing out that a Creator who is responsible for the myriad horrors of nature as well as its myriad beauties cannot possibly be described as good, just or loving. Another is to explain the science more clearly, and fortunately that is what this book does.
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