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.

One Response

  1. Some people refuse to understand that and then laughingly call people who stand by the methodology of evidence fundamentalists.

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