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The traditional atheist/agnostic is indispensable to the intellectual world—Part II

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At The Best Schools (December 26, 2011) here.

Those who disagree with these thinkers cannot legitimately take the easy way out by shouting “creationist moron!” at them. They are not creationists, and certainly not morons. They don’t dispute evolution, for example, but they do take aim at the easily believed nonsense that dominates popular writing on the subject today.

At one time, popular beliefs sought the recognition of religion; today, they are more likely to seek the recognition of science. It’s far from clear that science should welcome the victory. In any event, it’s not surprising that a growing number of the more thoughtful atheists and agnostics are turning their attention from religion to science, an increasingly promising territory for skewering nonsense.

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