Is Science a Religion?
by Richard Dawkins
Published in the Humanist, January/February 1997
|The 1996 Humanist of the Year asked this question in a speech accepting the honor from the American Humanist Association.|
|It is fashionable to wax apocalyptic about the threat to humanity posed by the AIDS virus, "mad cow" disease, and many others, but I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world's great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate.|
|Faith, being belief that isn't based on evidence, is the principal vice of any religion. And who, looking at Northern Ireland or the Middle East, can be confident that the brain virus of faith is not exceedingly dangerous? [Read more] ...