Dawkins Net

richarddawkins.net appears to be US focussed.

The mission of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering.

That mission is encouraging for two reasons, despite the focus on critical-thinking and evidence-based understanding.

(1) It acknowledges Reason AND Science are two different things.

(2) It’s against religious fundamentalism specifically, but not against faith, theism or religion or any other philosophical positions generally.

Ultimately with this debate (when we make progress with sensible exchanges) it falls back to so what counts as Reason, Critical-Thinking and Evidence-Based, without being overly (fundamentally) scientistic about it. Not everything that counts can be counted or objectively measured necessarily. What counts is about values.

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