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Enviro-Mich message from "Mike DePolo" <mjdp@comcast.net>
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Scientific Attack on Fundamentalists

Okay, perhaps that's a little strong -- except in Harris' and Dawkins' cases -- but you may be interested in the three-day conversation that took place last month in La Jolla, California: "Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival."

Here's a link to videos of all ten sessions, where you can view this fascination exploration:

http://beyondbelief2006.org/Watch/

Happy New Year,
MDePolo


----- Original Message ----- From: "Gary Stock" <gstock@net-link.net>
To: "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
Cc: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Fundamentalists attack on science



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Enviro-Mich message from Gary Stock <gstock@net-link.net>
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"Alex J. Sagady & Associates" wrote:


First they came for the evolutionary biologists.....

Now, they are after the public land managers, geologists and climate scientists....

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/12/29/0303/0561


I presume you were leading into paraphrasing Niemöller, who ended:

Als sie mich holten, gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte.

When they came to get me, there was no one left to protest.

Any triumph of fundamentalism over reason is a dangerous prospect.
(Taken to its extreme, some fundamentalists fly planes into buildings,
while others launch World War III.)


Returning the attack rather angrily, but good reading nonetheless:


  The God Delusion (Hardcover)
  by Richard Dawkins

http://www.amazon.com/God-Delusion-Richard-Dawkins/dp/0618680004


The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (Hardcover) by Sam Harris

http://www.amazon.com/End-Faith-Religion-Terror-Future/dp/0393035158


Rather less hostile, and more convincing to many:


  Sense And Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
(Paperback)
  by Richard Carrier


http://www.amazon.com/Sense-Goodness-Without-God-Metaphysical/dp/1420802933


GS

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