Sam Harris vs Francis Collins: a antropofagia ateísta demanda a 'solução final'

terça-feira, julho 28, 2009

Eu fui ateu, marxista-leninista. É básico no ateísmo a antropofagia. Traduzindo em graúdos: a 'solução final', a eliminação física, se possível, dos críticos e oponentes deste fundamentalismo materialista xiíta. O ateu não consegue conviver num regime democrático onde a diferença faz e garante a unidade: Et pluribus unum.

Eu não advogo as teses de Francis Collins, mas o admiro como cientista. Sam Harris também, mas ele está incomodado com algumas posições de Collins. Especialmente a de que a ciência não consegue explicar a natureza humana. Eu não sei onde Sam Harris estudou ciência, mas a ciência não consegue explicar muita coisa...

Bem, vamos lá com o Sam Harris que quer a cabeça de Collins numa bandeja materialista luzente a la Pol Pot...


Science Is in the Details

Published: July 26, 2009
PRESIDENT OBAMA has nominated Francis Collins to be the next director of the National Institutes of Health. It would seem a brilliant choice. Dr. Collins’s credentials are impeccable: he is a physical chemist, a medical geneticist and the former head of the Human Genome Project. He is also, by his own account, living proof that there is no conflict between science and religion. In 2006, he published “The Language of God,” in which he claimed to demonstrate “a consistent and profoundly satisfying harmony” between 21st-century science and evangelical Christianity.

Dr. Collins is regularly praised by secular scientists for what he is not: he is not a “young earth creationist,” nor is he a proponent of “intelligent design.” Given the state of the evidence for evolution, these are both very good things for a scientist not to be.

But as director of the institutes, Dr. Collins will have more responsibility for biomedical and health-related research than any person on earth, controlling an annual budget of more than $30 billion. He will also be one of the foremost representatives of science in the United States. For this reason, it is important that we understand Dr. Collins and his faith as they relate to scientific inquiry.

What follows are a series of slides, presented in order, from a lecture on science and belief that Dr. Collins gave at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008:


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