Strange that you lionize William Lane Craig in contrast to Dawkins, while Craig is a Christian propagandist who calls himself a philosopher. He's a professor of philosophy at Houston Baptist University and Biola University. That's like calling yourself a communist working at Fox News.

I don't see how these anecdotes and personal attacks show that Dawkins is wrong about the scientific consensus. The opinions of specialists in quantum mechanics don't amount to scientific knowledge. That's not how science works. Opinions have to be tested and to compete with rival theories to become scientifically accepted.

A TV program isn't the best place to test the scientific merits of a complex theory. That's what the labs are for, and Sheldrake's views have been severely criticized by scientists in the proper venues. His morphogenetic field idea, though, doesn't seem to be testable, so it's pseudoscientific.

Still, I've criticized Dawkins and new atheists generally on other grounds.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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