Don’t forget to watch Channel 4 on Monday 13th. Richard Dawkins is delivering his documentary ‘Enemies of Reason’, with the first part entitled, ‘Slaves to Superstition’
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.
Yet, today, society appears to be retreating from reason. Apparently harmless but utterly irrational belief systems from astrology to New Age mysticism, clairvoyance to alternative health remedies are booming. Richard Dawkins confronts what he sees as an epidemic of irrational, superstitious thinking…
So, just as all religion has now dissapeared from the world after the publication of his book, ‘The God Delusion’, we can now expect the full erradication of all forms of quackery.Homeopaths! The End is Nigh! Wha Ha Ha Ha
Will the Quackometer be shutting up shop? Somehow, I expect I will still be here in a few weeks. My guess is that the Enemies of Reason will be watching ‘6ixth Sense with Colin Fry’ on ftn at 8pm, ‘Slim to Win’ on ITV at the same time, or even those Grand Master Enemies of Reason, ‘Brainiac: Science Abuse’ on Sky Three.