Dawkins' new book (Introduction)

by George Jelliss ⌂ @, Crewe, Monday, November 04, 2019, 23:19 (12 days ago) @ dhw

Hallo again! I haven't been here for quite a while.
I moved to Crewe at the beginning of 2019, for a change of scene.

I've not read Dawkins' new book, but thought this article about New Atheism might be of interest. It claims that it was "the godlessness that failed" but from the graphs in the first part, showing decline of interest in creationism and biblical contradiction I would say it is "the rationalism that succeeded". No more need for it unless creationism has a resurgence.

https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/10/30/new-atheism-the-godlessness-that-failed/

The charts in the second part are I think specific to the USA. Over here the divisions are within the two main political parties, rather than between them. Maybe that will be resolved by the December election, though I have my doubts.

In September I finished putting my Knights Tour Notes into 12 volumes of PDF.
So now I'm thinking of putting my thoughts on Rationalist issues into book form.
It will have the title "Good Reason". I thought I should tell you about this,
since some of the material in it will be based on views I've expressed here over the years, as well as in other fora, so DHW and others may get a mention.

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GPJ


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