Re: Dawkins on Channel 4 tonight

From: Kate Distin (
Date: Mon 09 Jan 2006 - 15:12:56 GMT

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    Derek Gatherer wrote:
    > Don't forget, Dawkins on the telly tonight, Channel 4, 8pm (in the UK).
    > Should be a laugh if nothing else.

    For an interesting precis of the way in which a Christian and scientist
    (please note the 'and' in the middle there!) engages with Dawkins's views, see the interview with Alister McGrath at

    I found McGrath's book, "Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life" (Blackwell, 2005) very impressive on the whole, in particular in the clarity with which he exposes Dawkins's flawed logic and victories against straw men. BUT unsurprisingly I'm not so convinced by his criticisms of memetics!


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