On tonight’s episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart asked Richard Dawkins the following question:
Do you believe that the end of our civilization will be through religious strife or scientific advancement? What do you think will, in the long term, will be more damaging to our prospects as a human race?
(***Update***: Mediaite has the video.)
Dawkins responded by saying “Both.” His argument was essentially that scientific advancement would give us weapons that, in the wrong hands, could be used for evil. And if religious fundamentalists ever got their hands on those weapons, we’re screwed.
That’s a fair point.
If Dawkins had the chance to elaborate, though, here’s what I wish he would’ve said:
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