Re: On Dawkins and donkeys

George Murphy (
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 16:24:22 -0500

Moorad Alexanian wrote:
> While out for lunch, a former student slipped a copy under my door of an
> article in Science, Volume 277, 15 August 1997. I noticed the following
> comment by Richard Dawkins: "The universe we observe has precisely the
> properties we should expect if there is at bottom no design, no purpose, no
> evil and no good, nothing but pointless indifference."
> I have never read such an assinine statement in my whole life. Either that
> our pure pride mixed with a generous portion of ignorance. Is this typical
> of those in the evolutionary business?

Even I, no great friend of ID arguments, find this statement of
Dawkins grandiosely silly. I suspect it stems in part from being a
biologist & taking the laws of physics for granted.
George Murphy