Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Richard Dawkins: Enemies of Reason, Both Episodes


In general, Dawkins seems like an overly rational reductionist to me. But this show, I think, serves a good purpose in exposing the pre-rational magical thinking that so many people engage in. When he attacks ALL religion as worthless, I have to object. But this series is useful. I found it pretty entertaining, especially since I have had similar conversations with people who believe in astrology, homeopathy, or various other irrational systems.

Episode One:

Episode Two:

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have written a critical reply to Episode 2 of the series, focussing on the weaknesses in Dawkins' argument against homeopathy:
Is Homeopathic Medicine the "Enemy of Reason"?