RICHARD DAWKINS sold himself very short indeed in Dublin recently.
For he was mainly concerned with securing the claim that “if science
can’t get at the truth, nothing else can”; and then with securing not
just the equality but the superiority of science over religions and
So he insisted, first, that science entertains
“much mystery and magic of its own”; and, second, that the queen of
science on the contemporary scene, quantum physics, reveals mysteries
that would be “well beyond the impoverished imaginings of any