On the Dark Side of the Moon: The World of Richard Dawkins

John Smith
2017 Figshare  
In The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker and The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins expresses what is undoubtedly the mainstream view of the origin of the species. An outgrowth of atomism, materialism, and the "scientific" revolution, the epistemological and ethical implications of the story of origins he champions ("Once upon a time there was a dark land in which might was the only right and in which no one lived happily after.") has given the world Nietzsche, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, the
more » ... he Nazis, the Holocaust, the moral bankruptcy of modern America and their representative -the man most likely to start World War III - Donald Trump. And of course it has given us Dawkins himself. Here we focus on a pair of necessary conditions of the reality of Dawkins' brutal, mindless, pitiless, world and show that these conditions cannot be met.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5459536.v11 fatcat:teyxh7yeaffbton3axtltkqypy