Saturday, December 20, 2003

Am I the only person on the planet to argue that the fight is not between reason and faith but between faith and skepticism? Edward Rothstein tries to strike a balance in his piece in The Times today but misses the point. He did remind me that it was Richard Dawkins who coined the odious name of 'Brights' for the partisans of rationalist metaphysics. I'd suggest 'Brite' as the spelling most appropriate to the banality of his ideal.
At this point I'm willing to suggest to the brites that we abolish our outmoded system of adversarial justice, based as it is on the mistaken assumption that no one person should be allowed to stand for truth, and let atheist mathematicians run the courts.

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