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The unfathomable stupidity of Dawkins….and, sorry Richard, Hoyle got it right on evolution

January 6th, 2016 · No Comments

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/richard-dawkins-law-delusion-by-ronald-sokol-2015-12

AIX-EN-PROVENCE – Richard Dawkins is one of the great minds of our time; yet in his just-published memoir, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, he notes that great minds often err when they leave their field of expertise. He cites the great astronomer Fred Hoyle, whose book The Nature of the Universe was essential reading a half-century ago. When Hoyle turned to biology, he went astray. The same thing happens to Dawkins when he turns from science to law.
Read more at https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/richard-dawkins-law-delusion-by-ronald-sokol-2015-12#vG1UsUlCohBh6SJy.99

Hoyle’s views on cosmology may be dated but his intervention in biology to show up the statistical implausibility was and remains of great importance. And yet, somehow, science has been dominated by the stupidity of people like Dawkins…

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