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Dawkins Forgets Name of Darwin’s Evolutionary Book During Epic Radio Debate With Priest

Reverend Giles Fraser Schools Richard Dawkins on Darwin Book Title | BBCOn Tuesday, famed atheistic scientist Richard Dawkins clashed with Reverend Giles Fraser, a priest of the Church of England, during a BBC radio interview. While engaging in a debate about Christianity, Fraser challenged Dawkins to give the full name of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species, ” an evolutionary book that Dawkins regularly heralds. After claiming that he could recite the title (which happens to be quite long), Dawkins became tongue-tied and failed to adequately do so.

The epic clash between the two men, which was carried live on BBC Radio 4 in England, was centered upon a recent poll that purportedly measured Christianity in Britain. The controversial study was commissioned by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, which is run by the well-known non-believer. Among the findings, the study alleges that Christianity has lost its standing in the European nation. The study apparently found that nearly two-thirds of individuals couldn’t name the first book of the New Testament (Matthew).

Reverend Giles Fraser Schools Richard Dawkins on Darwin Book Title | BBCFraser, though, took issue with this indicator, claiming that it was improper for Dawkins to assume that a failure to name this book means that these individuals aren’t Christians. It was at this point that the priest asked the atheist to name Darwin’s well-known evolutionary book.

“Richard, if I said to you what is the full title of ‘The Origin Of Species’, I’m sure you could tell me that, ” Fraser said.

“Yes, I could, ” Dawkins responded, clearly indicating that he was ready for the challenge.

“Go on then, ” Fraser poked.

And this is where the situation turned awkward, as Dawkins simply couldn’t make his way through the book’s elongated title.

“‘On The Origin Of Species’ … Uh. With, Oh God, ” Dawkins stumbled. “On The Origin Of Species.’ There is a subtitle with respect to the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.”

Fraser, of course, seized upon the opportunity to make his point that not being able to name a book doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with one’s deeply-held beliefs and convictions.

“You’re the high pope of Darwinism, ” he said. “If you asked people who believed in evolution that question and you came back and said two percent got it right, it would be terribly easy for me to go ‘they don’t believe it after all.’ It’s just not fair to ask people these questions. They self-identify as Christians and I think you should respect that.”

Here is a book on the non-Darwinian evolution

by Aretino

Research being carried out. Basically, it emphasized development (from zygote to adult) much more highly, and wasn't as combative against religion as Darwinism was. In some ways it was more like the current evo-devo paradigm than Darwinism is. In addition, other biologists like Richard Owen had ideas on evolution that were quite different from Darwin's.

Book on the history of evidence for evolution?

by random_human

I'm an engineer by training, but have an interest in all sciences, and for the past few months have been trying to learn far more about evolution than what I learned in high school and college. What I find most interesting about evolution is that, like many theories, it is built on the shoulders of many others. For example, Darwin couldn't have done any of his work without others who had come before him to suggest that the Earth was old.
I've gotten bits and pieces of the story from various other books. For example, some ("The seashell at the top of the mountain"; "The map that changed the world") described people's first inklings that organisms had changed over time, and that some were now extinct

Darwin =/ modern evolutionary theory

by uknoit

Sorry, but this is a pet peeve of mine when brought up during this argument
You can't deny the influence that Darwin had on biology and evolutionary theory, but discounting an entire branch of modern science because one of its forefathers made flawed arguments from flawed observations is like discounting gravity because Newton never took into account special relativity.
Darwin did not write the entire book of evolution, just a few early chapters (and not the first chapter, either!)

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