Lay Science: The Selfish Genius

This was originally written a year ago on a now disused blog. I’m reposting it here because I enjoyed writing it so much that I wouldn’t want it to disappear.

People love a good argument with Richard Dawkins. So many people are so desperately seeking reassurance that he is wrong, and book shop shelves groan under the output of writers who are happy to provide that reassurance, in big words and glossy covers, with referenciness aplenty and a friendly review from an Oxbridge theologian. Dawkins calls them his fleas: the hastily bashed out “Dawkins Delusions” and “God Solutions” that claim to refute Dawkins’ writings on God, while presenting the same old pitiful arguments for His existence. Parasites on his name, contributing nothing, and not even worth the effort to crush.

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