Joined: Jan. 2006
24 October 2007
Dawkins: “Darwinism Leads to Fascism”
As irksome as Richard Dawkins can sometimes be, one must nevertheless admire his occasional outbursts of honesty. Over at First Things Fr. Ed Oakes refers to an interview Dawkins gave to an Austrian newspaper, Die Presse (July 30, 2005), in which he said: “No decent person wants to live in a society that works according to Darwinian laws. . . . A Darwinian society would be a fascist state.”
I'm having a little trouble filling out my scorecard on this play. When BarryA accurately quotes a quote miner, does he share credit for the quote mine with Father Oakes? Or do I give Father Oaks all of the quote mining credit and just give BarryA ten sucker points?