Are you comfortably numb?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Cuban doctors have a reputation for dedication. With an average monthly salary of just $20 they cannot be accused of entering the profession for money. One neurosurgeon spoke of hitchhiking to work and operating on an empty stomach.

Well it made me chuckle, anyway...

Friday, September 07, 2007

Guardian article on Richard Dawkins

Go here for an article by Madeleine Bunting criticising Richard Dawkins - but on slightly different grounds than most of his critics would! It seems that her main argument is that Dawkins is wrong in slamming Christianity because he misinterprets it as belief as rational and intellectual, rather than 'faith' in strong and powerful myths.

In my view she's almost given Dawkins a helping hand although it is interesting that The Guardian published this. Needless to say the comments aren't particularly complimentary for the most part.

I don't have enough time to blog extensively on this right now - maybe Paul feels up to it?