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Why let Paul Bloom review Wright’s book?

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments

The Time book review has a review of Wright’s The Evolution of God by Paul Bloom. The signal is that the Darwin block heads at the Times approve of Wright’s trashy effort.
We have exposed Wright’s book several times here, but you can’t do much if the Times gives the thumbs up.
Search box on Robert Wright’s Evolution of God

Being behind the eightball when the haute bourgeoisie wants to reprogram your religious beliefs is disgusting, especially to the degree they can get away with it, but why get upset. In a few months, Wright’s book will join the graveyard of second-rate Darwin books, however influential for the next few years.

In all fairness, the right-wing creationist Bible Belt is worse. But the Darwinization of religion was the only way science could compete with the bad taste of fundamentalists. It is a miracle, but they are now par.

My first reaction to Wright’s book was to suggest Hegel’s The Phenomenology of Spirit. I am by no means a Hegel fan, but if you really want to consider the ‘evolution of god’, Hegel’s biography of ‘god’ is the most interesting take on that.

Tags: Evolution · Science & Religion

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