18 thoughts on “Richard Dawkins Interview with Father George Coyne

  1. Mordanicus says:

    I will watch it when time permits, but thanx for sharing.


  2. Alex Autin says:

    I’m not sure if I ‘liked’ this conversation, though it certainly was an interesting way to spend an hour this morning despite several cringe-worthy moments. In particular, Coyne’s assertion that he subscribes to the belief in the miracles of Christ’s virgin birth and resurrection. Neither of these concepts are unique to Christ, and both assertions predate Christ. Assuming that someone as educated as Coyne is familiar with the preexisting claims of both, is he asserting that god, being aware that us humans were already spreading false stories of virgin births and rising from the dead, THEN decides to give us the real deal? God is reduced to stealing his (most miraculous!) miracles from human folklore?

    Then towards the end Coyne asserts that the injection of a soul into humans took place as part of the evolutionary process, however as certain as he is in this human ‘soul injection’, he is equally certain it did not occur in the evolutionary process of any other living thing. Really? How can he be so certain that heaven is not teaming with dinosaurs, micro-organisms, oak trees, and porcupines? Because they don’t/can’t ‘believe’? Maybe porcupines should re-think the whole atheism thing.

    Finally, can we stop that politically correct ‘he or she’ references to ‘god’. You’re really not fooling anyone with that, you know. We know which gender ‘he’ is implied to be.


  3. “I do not feel obliged to believe that some God who endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect had intended for us to forgo their use.”
    — Galileo Galilei —


    • makagutu says:

      Eddie Griffith, a comedian, says if god created us with a sense of humour, he wouldn’t be pissed off if we make fun of Jesus or god. He must be having a good laugh of it somewhere how his minions are doing. It is impossible to comprehend how a being said to have so much power gets offended when I say s/h/it doesn’t exist.


  4. Eric Alagan says:

    He starts off well enough but sticks to spewing stuff that ensures he remains within the fold.


  5. aguywithoutboxers says:

    I had trouble following the interview but that’s on me because I’m confined to bed with a cold so I’m not at my best.


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