I wrote this post about a month ago but never posted it. It was
written just between the broadcast of the first and second episodes
of Dawkins’ The Enemies of Reason programme. I have
yet to see the second episode, even after all this time.
But I thought I might as well post this; it was either that or
delete it. I would also encourage everyone to read Blake
Stacey’s blog, Science after Sunclipse, at
I‘m not going to write about Dawkins’ programme
The Enemies of Reason just yet. There’s still an
episode to go, after all.
But I would like to briefly point to
Blake Stacey’s comment
The bit with the sociology professor at the end made me want to
shake the man and scream,
“You think the Internet is opening up new kinds of truth? Which kind of truth makes microchips possible, you bastard!?”
But maybe that’s just me; I’m probably not suited for
While Blake may not be suited for prime time, I felt exactly the
same. So I’m not suited for mainstream television either, it
would seem. But more should have been done in discussing the
postmodernist nonsense at the heart of what he said.