strategy for undermining the possibility of religious truth is actually
two-pronged: One prong is to show that religion has failed as a scientific
explanation in biology. It is not necessary to invoke divine design in order to
explain the intricate and beautiful adaptation to environments that we see in
living creatures (See Dawkins, R, The Blind Watchmaker, (London:
Penguin, 1991, first published 1988). Most theologians would now agree
with this. The other is to ask what sort of explanation of life religion is
providing, if not a scientific one. It is then that he concludes that it is a genetic
anachronism, offering bogus comfort to early humans in the face of their
growing awareness of mortality. (See Richard Dawkins
and E.O.Wilson against the possibility of the truth of religion).
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