A good compilation of what’s wrong with religion. Featuring Dawkins!

Posted: May 31, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I have been busy….so I will just plagiarize other posts for now.

  1. dave kakish says:

    I’ve always wondered, if what Dawkins has said is true:

    ‘We are machines built by DNA whose purpose is to make more copies of the same DNA… That is exactly what we are for. We are machines for propagating DNA, and the propagation of DNA is a self-sustaining process. It is every living object’s sole reason for living… ’ “Growing Up in the Universe” (The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, London, England. 1991-92).

    Also, ‘the single Utility Function of life,’ and he believes that ‘everything makes sense once you assume that DNA survival is what is being maximized’. River Out of Eden, 106.

    ‘Nature is not interested one way or another in suffering, unless it affects the survival of DNA.’ Ibid., 131.

    If pressed, it seems that his true feelings would be that homosexuals are missing out on their ‘sole reason for living’ being that they are not propagating their DNA. Additionally, from a naturalistic standpoint, it is natures intention for DNA to survive; ergo, homosexuality is unnatural.

    Again, I am making postulations based on what he’s said. I’ve just always wondered how he can hold such a staunch naturalistic worldview while not speaking out against homosexuality.

    What do you think?

    • I think you are assuming too much.

      Life, in its entirety (say viewed from 50,000 feet), indeed seems to be a machine for the propagation of life and DNA; however, if you look closer (say 500 feet) the individual characteristics become more pronounced, and varied. You are taking Dawkins’ statements (from 50,000 feet) about the general whole….and applying the minority outliers (from 500 feet) to them, and claiming that the outliers are representative of the whole.

      Perhaps you should reconsider your definition of unnatural. Homosexuality is as natural as any other outliers that don’t fit your prescribed version of what life should be.

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