Tuesday, 17 August 2010
It is fast becoming a common claim that the new atheists are hurting the cause for science education because people are bound to associate science with atheism. I find this argument odd for two reasons. Firstly, I can't see many liberal theists become fundamentalists because they picked up The God Delusion and found their current position untenable. And secondly, when people grow up being taught by parents and their community on pain of eternal torment that evolution is evil and wrong it's hard to see how the "new atheists" factor into it.