“Razgandirea” lui Richard Dawkins

Saptamana trecuta a avut loc un dialog destul de mediatizat in cercurile preocupate de “problema existentei lui Dumnezeu”, intre Richard Dawkins si arhiepiscopul de Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams. A fost o discutie politicoasa, cu glumite pe ici pe colo, f casual, pe tema “Natura fiintelor umane si problema originii lor primare”. Nu numai ca Dawkins si Williams nu s-au certat, ba dimpotriva, cei doi au fost foarte gentili parand mai degraba sa caute dinadins buna si reciproca intelegere. Arhiepiscopul a marturisit printre altele ca si el crede in evolutionism 😀 (e pe drumul cel bun, as spune 🙂 )

Pentru ca discutia a fost atat de draguta si de amiabila, presa parea sa fi ramas fara “juice”. Dar iata ca daca nu exista material, nu-i nimic, inventam! In goana dupa senzational sau poate din simpla si crasa ignoranta, presa a relatat cum ca Dawkins s-a razgandit: nu mai este ateu (cel mai faimos ateu al lumii, ffs) ci este agnostic.

The Telegraph: Richard Dawkins: I can’t be sure God does not exist

Daily Mail: ‘I can’t be sure God DOES NOT exist’: World’s most notorious atheist Richard Dawkins admits he is in fact agnostic

Huffington Post: Richard Dawkins, Famous Atheist, Not Entirely Sure God Doesn’t Exist

Hotnews: Richard Dawkins, “cel mai cunoscut ateu din lume”: Nu pot fi sigur ca Dumnezeu nu exista

Cotidianul: “Cel mai cunoscut ateu din lume” nu mai este 100% convins că Dumnezeu nu există”

Libertatea: Cel mai cunoscut ateu din lume a dat-o la întors: “Nu pot fi sigur că Dumnezeu nu există”

Ce s-a intamplat in realitate: la un moment dat in discutie, corectandu-l pe moderatorul discutiei (filosoful Sir Anthony Kenny), Dawkins a precizat ca pe scala de la 1 la 7 pe care a descris-o in The God Delusion, in care 1 inseamna “sunt absolut sigur ca Dumnezeu exista” iar 7 inseamna “sunt absolut sigur ca Dumnezeu NU exista”, el insusi s-a declarat ca situandu-se pe locul 6 (crede ca este f putin probabil ca Dumnezeu sa existe).

Sir Anthony Kenny, surprins, a exclamat: “De ce nu va spuneti agnostic?”, moment in care Dawkins a raspuns ca asa si face. Sir Anthony Kenny a continuat: “Sunteti descris drept cel mai faimos ateu al lumii”, la care Dawkins a replicat ca este sigur ca Dumnezeu nu exista in proportie de “6.9 din 7”. Tehnic, asta il face agnostic (pentru ca nu stie absolut sigur) insa procentul de siguranta extrem de mare ca nu exista asa ceva, il face, de fapt, ateu.

Dawkins nu a declarat nimic diferit de ce a spus acum cativa ani in The God Delusion. Jurnalistii au fost si de data asta “insetati de senzational”… sau poate, credinciosi fiind, au vanat o inconsistenta a profesorului si cand nu au gasit-o, au “fabricat-o”…

 

Mai jos, pt cei care continua sa creada ca Dawkins a dat-o la intors, citatul exact din The God Delusion:

“Let us, then, take the idea of a spectrum of probabilities seriously, and place human judgements about the existence of God along it, between two extremes of opposite certainty. The spectrum is continuous, but it can be represented by the following seven milestones along the way.
1 Strong theist. 100 per cent probability of God. In the words of C. G. Jung, ‘I do not believe, I know.’
2 Very high probability but short of 100 per cent. De facto theist. ‘I cannot know for certain, but I strongly believe in God and live my life on the assumption that he is there.’
3 Higher than 50 per cent but not very high. Technically agnostic but leaning towards theism. ‘I am very uncertain, but I am inclined to believe in God.’
4 Exactly 50 per cent. Completely impartial agnostic. ‘God’s existence and non-existence are exactly equiprobable.’
5 Lower than 50 per cent but not very low. Technically agnostic but leaning towards atheism. ‘I don’t know whether God exists but I’m inclined to be sceptical.’
6 Very low probability, but short of zero. De facto atheist. ‘I cannot know for certain but I think God is very improbable, and I live my life on the assumption that he is not there.’
7 Strong atheist. ‘I know there is no God, with the same conviction as Jung “knows” there is one.’

I’d be surprised to meet many people in category 7, but I include it for symmetry with category 1, which is well populated. It is in the nature of faith that one is capable, like Jung, of holding a belief without adequate reason to do so (Jung also believed that particular books on his shelf spontaneously exploded with a loud bang). Atheists do not have faith; and reason alone could not propel one to total conviction that anything definitely does not exist. Hence category 7 is in practice rather emptier than its opposite number, category 1, which has many devoted inhabitants. I count myself in category 6, but leaning towards 7 – I am agnostic only to the extent that I am agnostic about fairies at the bottom of the garden.”

Filmul dezbaterii (luati de ascultati si vedeti si diferenta dintre cultura britanica si cea AUSTRALIANA 😀 )

One thought on ““Razgandirea” lui Richard Dawkins

  1. AteulAgnostic

    Sunteti prosti. Dawkins a mai facut afirmatia respectiva de ani de zile in mai multe dezbateri. Dawkins e 100% convins ca zeul/zeii iudeu, crestin, islamic, hindus, budist, shintoist, mormonist, yehovist, jainist, etc NU EXISTA!! Ceea ce el numeste “Dumnezeu” atunci cand da un procentaj de 6.9 din 7 e un zeu DEIST! NU un zeu TEIST!

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