The “emperor of evolution” has been exposed by a dead man: Richard Dawkins has no clothes!
If we wish to understand Dawkins, we must first understand Lord Bertrand Russell, the aforementioned dead man who passed away in 1970. Russell’s thoughts on education have had a major influence on American public education, and they apparently have had the same influence on Richard Dawkins.
Russell believed that there should be two different educations for two different types of people. For common people like you and me, there should be a common education. For people like Richard Dawkins who are chosen to be part of the scientific ruling class, there should be a different education.
Russell also believed that the scientific rulers should manipulate the commoners in order to control them:
“The social psychologist of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black.”
In order to produce said conviction, Russell wrote that four factors must be established:
1) the influence of the home is obstructive
2) you must reach the “patient” before age 10
3) words set to music & repeated frequently are extremely useful
4) “The opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity.”
“When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.”
Look with me at Russell’s fourth principle, and then we will inspect an example of Dawkins clearly trying to employ it.
“The opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity.”
Two words in that sentence did not make sense as I understood them, so I had to look them up. I think it helps to paraphrase it based on the definitions I found:
“The opinion that snow is white must be held to show an [unnatural/unhealthy] taste for [that which is unacceptably weird].”
Someone seeking to do this might argue that, “It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims to believe that snow is white, that person is ignorant, stupid, or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that).”
This statement is trying to show that the *opinion* that snow is white shows “a morbid taste for eccentricity.”
In light of what we now know of Lord Bertrand Russell, let’s examine Richard Dawkins’ evolutionary wardrobe, shall we?
Dawkins refuses to debate anyone who believes in intelligent design. His stated reason is that ID is not worthy of his time and has been factually eliminated by scientific evidence.
His real reason is that he knows that debating & discussing the facts gives credibility to intelligent design, and undermines his efforts to persuade us common folk that “snow is black.”
Here is Dawkins trying to show that those who oppose evolution have a “morbid taste for eccentricity.”
“It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid, or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that).”
Again, the “emperor of evolution” has been exposed by Bertrand Russell: Richard Dawkins has no clothes!
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