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I'm a scientist, I am faculty at any Ivy League school. I choose to remain somewhat anonymous. I don't believe in God. I did for many years. I have yet to "come out of the closet." I am very skeptical of New Athiesm and believe that New/Militant/Aggressive/Annoying Athiesm is counterproductive.
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Dawkin's Chapter 4 argument for improbability of God

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 9:36pm 4 Comments

I've read this chapter 4 argument a couple times, and I still don't get it.   The following is my understanding: 

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Straw Man:  So, it's pretty much impossible for human beings to just come together by chance.  Therefore God exists. 

Richard Dawkins.  Actually, there's this thing called evolution.  I know quite a bit about evolution.  Evolution is great. Oh, yeah, the thing…

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