In other news: Richard Dawkins on Al Jazeera TV?
|July 11, 2012||Posted by News under Atheism, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News|
English language division.
FORA TV notes that Dawkins appeared recently on Arabic language news network Al Jazeera TV – not the place you’d most expect to find him. We learn,
Is there room for religion in science? That’s the question producers at Al Jazeera’s program “The Stream” put to Oxford professor and evolutionist Richard Dawkins recently. Dawkins quickly set the producers straight on the topic at hand: “Is there room for creationism (not religion) in science.”
The Friendly Atheist at Patheos notes
Here’s a discussion question for you: At the beginning of the interview, Dawkins calls himself an Agnostic (saying he can’t definitively prove God doesn’t exist) and then adds that he’s an atheist in the same way he’s an a-fairy-ist. Is Dawkins getting away with something we didn’t let Neil deGrasse Tyson get away with?
Meanwhile, in a surprise move, Jerry Coyne announces that Dawkins was “particularly eloquent.”