"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Friday, November 18, 2016
What I wrote at the WSJ about Jews. Every time I write something about religious stupidity at the WSJ I get harassed by religious assholes.
Virtually every Jew I met is an atheist. But apparently religious Jews exist. They use the word "G‑d" instead of "God". I never understood that. What's wrong with letter "O"? I suppose it's to show respect but I doubt Mr. God cares about these trivial things.
Another thing I don't understand. Do religious Jews actually believe they are God's chosen people? It seems like an excuse to pretend they are a superior race.
Perhaps Jews are superior. They are very successful. They include some of world's best scientists. But this idea that they are the chosen people is a bit insulting.
I think all religions are brain damage but it's an interesting subject.