Thursday, August 30, 2007

"Enemies of Reason"

The Enemies of Reason is a two-part television documentary, written and presented by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins that was recently shown on the BBC in the UK. Click these links to view the video.

Part 1: Slaves to Superstition
Part 2: The Irrational Health Service

Many people seem to think that astrology, "fortune telling" and such things are harmless diversions. Science and reason have won the battle. In all important matters society looks to and is guided by experts with empirical knowledge gained through the scientific process. This victory of science and reason over superstition and the occult is permanent and is in no way threatened by some people's fascination with ancient superstitions. That is not how Richard Dawkins sees it.

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