Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Does Richard Dawkins Exist?

I'm not sure if you have heard of Richard Dawkins. He's probably the leading sceptic in the world today, fighting against religious belief, and arguing against the existence of God. He's had a number of books published, including 'The Blind Watchmaker', 'The Selfish Gene' and 'The God Delusion.' The following is a parody of 'The God Delusion', in which Dawkins argues that God does not exist using various means of proof. This is very clever, and while this is only the first paragraph, the whole story can be read by clicking here.

As I thumbed my way through the pages of "The God Delusion", a question dropped into my head. Does Richard Dawkins really exist?

Being a scientific and rational person, I decided that I wasn't going to just accept any old theory on this question. If Richard Dawkins exists, then I would need to be shown the proper evidence for it. Others can have their own superstitious beliefs, based on who-knows-what, but I would only be convinced by empirical science. If there is a Dawkins, why hasn't he shown himself to me?

1 comment :

  1. Answering a question with a question. The philosopher's easy way out. lol