Thursday, December 27, 2012

Non-Christian scientists on Richard Dawkins

Philosopher of science Michael Ruse famously said that Richard Dawkins made him feel embarrassed to be an atheist.

Ruse graced Alister McGrath's book with this blurb: "The God Delusion makes me embarrassed to be an atheist, and the McGraths show why."

Recently Peter Higgs, the scientist who theorized the Higgs boson particle in the 1960s before it was discovered this year, is reported to have said the same thing about Dawkins: 
"He agreed with some of Dawkins' thoughts on the unfortunate consequences that have resulted from religious belief, but he was unhappy with the evolutionary biologist's approach to dealing with believers and said he agreed with those who found Dawkins' approach "embarrassing".

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