A Candle in the Dark

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Why astrology doesn’t work

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As told by professor Richard Dawkins

Professor Dawkins is the host of a new TV documentary called ‘The Enemies of Reason‘, where he shows the absurdity of faith healers and astrologers (among others) in his calm, precise, witty, logical and brilliant manner.

From Channel 41, which hosts the series,

There are two ways of looking at the world – through faith and superstition or through the rigours of logic, observation and evidence – in other words, through reason. Reason and a respect for evidence are precious commodities, the source of human progress and our safeguard against fundamentalists and those who profit from obscuring the truth.

Part 1 of the documentary is called Slaves to Superstition and can be found here.

Notes
[1]- Enemies of Reason

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Written by parseval

August 15, 2007 at 10:14 pm

One Response

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  1. LOL, some line in the middle, ‘Humans the center of the universe’ – reminds me, you definitely should read this book by Bill Bryson, “A Short History of Nearly Everything”

    Mohan

    August 17, 2007 at 7:09 am


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