The legendary atheist and evolutionary theorist Richard Dawkins appeared on WBUR, Boston’s National Public Radio affiliate. He was debating Design advocate George Gilder.
Dawkins was a professor at Oxford University. One of his admirers had created a special endowment for him, The Charles Simyoni Chair for the Public Understanding of Science.
Minutes before the show began, Dawkins announced that he wasn’t going to debate Gilder, but insisted that Gilder talk for the first 15 minutes, then Dawkins would talk for the final 15 minutes.
I thought that was… shall we say, odd.
Anyway, a caller asked Dawkins about the Origin of Life. Dawkins replied that it was “a happy chemical accident.”
A happy chemical accident?
What do you think of that answer?