Scientists slam religion in new documentary

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss are stars of a new feature-length documentary that slams religion and touts science, as if never the twain shall meet. “Science is wonderful. Science is beautiful,” Dawkins says. “Religion is not wonderful. Religion is not beautiful.”

I am frustrated by such a one-or-the-other world view. I believe science is wonderful, and so, at its best, is religion. But hey, like Krauss himself says, “There’s no one whose views are not subject to question.” (Frankly, that sounds downright Episcopalian to me.) The film, titled “The Unbelievers,” had its premiere in Toronto on Monday. A Q&A with Dawkins and Krauss appears in today’s Globe and Mail.

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