Thought of the day

Religion breeds hostility towards science.

On fundamentalism

Richard Dawkins on fundamentalism:

I’m not fundamentalist. A fundamentalist is someone who knows they’re right because they’ve read a holy book. Nothing is going to shift them from it, whereas a scientist is going to shift if the evidence changes. What a scientist does is say the evidence at present points me in one direction. If the evidence changes, I’ll change with great pleasure. That’s the opposite of a fundamentalist.