Gods, Genes, Conscience: August Dialogues
Dear Readers: Please feel free to review the Contents of my book and biography in Gods, Genes, Conscience (iUniverse.com worldwide release 2006); and/or here (Google Books Search 2007) or here (Amazon.com Look Inside 2008). A list of global booksellers near you can be found here. Thank you all for scrutinizing!
Immediate Posting: The following Commentaries (developing thinkings) were made in response to the concerned articles, sources, and dates listed in August 2011, so as to promote the Good Dialogues worldwide. Thank you all for reading and scrutinizing!
- [NB: I'm in preparation of writing 2 books Decoding Scientism and Consciousness & the Subconscious (works in progress since July 2007), so my future Dialogues worldwide would not be engaged, and posted herein, as often as I had been over the past 5 years or so.]
- 1) Live-Blogging Curiosity, Hawking, and God -- RE: Has Hawking become a faithful disciple of Dawkinsism of the 20th-century neo-Darwinism par excellence!? (CosmicVarianceUSA; August 7) [where my hard question was soon removed; since it's short, let me just post a file copy of which en masse herein under for readers' convenience and scrutiny (with post viewing Curiosity comment edits in red):
[RE: Has Hawking become a faithful disciple of Dawkinsism of the 20th-century neo-Darwinism par excellence!?
I thought The Discovery Channel [TDC] has indeed contracted a feverish contagion of the 21st-century scientism par excellence -- in attempting to present a "science vs religion" controversy to the American public nowadays -- a widespread scientism fallacy, which has had been conjured up by the world renowned neo-Darwinist, reductionist, sophist Richard Dawkins, in his 2006 anti-religious folly -- propagating in the name of science and Darwin and Western philosophy (as New Atheism) -- in his naiveté irrationalism book "The God Delusion"!
[Under the pervasive influence of neo-Darwinist reductionism,] Stephen Hawking is no exception; as he has definitely fallen trapped into the pseudoscientific reductionism of "evolutionary biology" -- and of extended "Darwinian cosmology" -- of the prolific neo-Darwinist writer and purveyor Dawkins that I recently read it here: as Hawking has so conclusively -- and reductively -- professed in sophistry that "The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't solve the equations, directly in the abstract. We need to use the effective theory of Darwinian natural selection of those Societies most likely to survive. We assign them a higher value." (GuardianUK; May 16).
[Didn't Hawking and/or TDC realize that Scientism as a "science over religion" supremacy issue is a "curiosity" crasher -- in both the intellectual and spiritual development-wise -- in the general public Mind!? And that Cosmology as a "scientific discipline" should not be used or advanced as a means of epistemology (or existentialism) so as to prove or disprove the existence of God or to dishonor the spiritual question of the Creator of the Universe since our surviving hominid ancestors who had had begun to fashion religions (for their each own survivorship) over 50 thousand years ago on Earth!? And that in the normal functioning of our human Mind ever since, the spiritual (or religious) question of God (or no gods) is beyond reproach by science (but theology), let alone to be denied or dictated by the latest "big bang" -- as vs "big crunch" -- cosmological "pinpoint creation" theory of Hawking's as presented in the opening episode of TDC Curiosity series!? (8/8/11usct2:04p)]
Best wishes, Mong 8/7/11usct4:38p; practical science-philosophy critic; author "Decoding Scientism" and "Consciousness & the Subconscious" (works in progress since July 2007), Gods, Genes, Conscience (iUniverse; 2006) and Gods, Genes, Conscience: Global Dialogues Now (blogging avidly since 2006).]
- 2) Television review: 'Curiosity' on Discovery [TDC] -- RE: What an excellent review of the 1st episode of TDC Curiosity series as presented by Hawking! (LATimesUSA; August 13)
- 3) Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity by Raymond Tallis – review -- RE: Reductionism in biology and its discontents!? (GuardianUK; August 19)