A recent interview with Richard Dawkins shows in a summarized way what Dawkins thinks about evolution. When talking about education, Dawkins said:
There’s only one game in town as far as serious science is concerned. It’s not that there are two different theories. No serious scientist doubts that we are cousins of gorillas, we are cousins of monkeys, we are cousins of snails, we are cousins of earthworms. We have shared ancestors with all animals and all plants. There is no serious scientist who doubts that evolution is a fact.
Look at what is happening: A world-renowned defender of evolution decries flat-out that evolution is a fact. Sure, there is an overwhelming evidence for evolutionary theory, and that explains that he is saying that evolution is a fact. Just like gravity.
Still it hurts. There are scientists around that doubt evolutionary theory. And they understand evolution and agree that evolutionists are making a really good argument for evolution, but just don’t accept that. And that’s no shame.
Putting the Bible forward as the ultimate source of knowledge is no problem. In fact the number of philosophers that agree that a materialistic nature of the universe is false. Recently a book came into existence by distinguished philosopher Thomas Nagel that addresses the problems that arise with the modern materialist approach to life.
He thinks that reductive materialism is not a theory worthy to be of any honor. And that’s what christian scholars were saying all along. So the theory of evolution coud be a fact for serious scientists, although I seriously doubt that , but the philosophical foundation is flawed.
And that’s more important than Richard Dawkins saying that evolutionary theory is the only game in town.
I am looking forward to reading this book when it is published!