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Richard Dawkins & Dr Who – seriously!

May 27, 2008

Apparently Richard Dawkins is to appear in the season finale of Doctor Who. Apparently all on the set are really excited.

In an interview in the Independent on Sunday, Executive Producer Russell T Davies said:

“People were falling at his feet … We’ve had Kylie Minogue on that set, but it was Dawkins people were worshipping.”

I’m sure the great man wasn’t too pleased. Does this make him a delusion too?

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6 Comments
  1. Woshipping something doesn’t make it a delusion. Believing in it because even though it doesn’t exist, and denying all evidence contrary to it does.

  2. good point splendidelles…guess it only matters what it is you worship. And you can be a religious fundamentalist or a secular fundamentalist a la Dawkins.

    I just thought it was funny that the man who has tried to kill God ends up being worshipped himself. It’s just ironic. I wonder was he embarrassed by these comments in the newspaper?

  3. Matt permalink

    crookedshore, fundamentalism is to show complete commitment to an ideology. Atheism is not an ideology. Fundamentalism requires blind faith – following evidence and using logical progessions cannot be described as fundamentalism.

  4. has anyone ever seen a quark? does any serious scientist doubt their existence? No and No. That’s because scientists are able to intuit their existence by their effect. It is at least reasonable to allow the same for God. Dawkins refuses because he is a secular fundamentalist. He has simply decided there is no God and disallows any evidence to the contrary because of his a priori assumptions. That’s fundamentalism.

    And of course atheism is an ideology.

  5. Cynd permalink

    The crew are excited? About that ranting, bitter old man? Even the Singing Budgie (I mean Kylie, FYI) is preferable to him.

    Oh yeah, fortune tellers and belief in angels are a threat to SOCIETY-AND-MUST-BE-EXTERMINATED! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!

  6. The Paul permalink

    It’s so easy to complain about Dawkins’ personality or accuse him of fundamentalism… arguing directly against the things he says seems much less popular.

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