Channel 4 News and BBC Newsnight both gave idiot space tonight to some rot Hawkins is purveying via a ghost-writer that ‘M Theory’ shows us that there is no need for god in science. Quite why this should come up now is odd as ‘M Theory’ is rather old and is not news. We are as likely to find out if William Hague is gay from physics as we are to establish anything about god concepts, and should probably care about as much. Dawkins is all over Channel 4 re-hashing his feeble anti-god diatribe. I have no respect for much religion and refuse to demonstrate such. All I can say is the odd believer I’ve met has turned out to be decent, caring and so on.
David Hume got it right. We should be agnostic and it is only rationalist fantasy to prove or disprove Gawd. The question we should be asking is why our two major news programmes are such idiots as to hack out these old hacks instead of stuff that is not 20 years old, or x-thousand years old in philosophy. We need debate about sensible living. It’s more important to rule out clown idiocy like ‘I’d did it because god’s talking snake told me to and am therefore innocent’ and to wonder about how complex ‘sperm wars’ exist ‘unbuilt by us’, not claptrap from ancient scrolls or the Idols of our childhood and fantasy-history.