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True or false: Richard Dawkins is impressed with the design argument as a proof for the existence of God?
False, he believes it gives an even more complicated and improbable 'solution' to the question it seeks to answer.
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Some religious believers say that the world was either designed by God or created by chance. What does Dawkins say is a third alternative?
Natural selection.
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Does Dawkins believe that belief in God has given the human race survival value?
No, it is a nasty by-product of some traits that do give us survival value (the tendency t obey elders and attribute meaning and purpose to our environment).
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What do the McGraths say is one of the greatest weaknesses of atheism?
The 'peristence of belief in God, when there is supposedly no God in which to believe'.
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What is the difference between NOMA and POMA?
NOMA is the idea that science and religion are two seperate areas; POMA is Mcraths view that science nd religion can interpenetrate each other in helpful ways.
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What is one reason that could be cited against the view that religion is necessarily violent?
Inclusive ministry of Jesus.
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