Alvin Plantinga Zings Richard Dawkins

Many people regard Alvin Plantinga to be one of the greatest (if not the greatest) living philosophers of our time. He represents the best of what it means to be a Christian and a scholar. So don’t miss his critical review of the atheist Richard Dawkins’ book The God Delusion. This is the money line, and it’s a zinger:

You might say that some of his forays into philosophy are at best sophomoric, but that would be unfair to sophomores; the fact is (grade inflation aside), many of his arguments would receive a failing grade in a sophomore philosophy class.

This one is well-worth reading.

“The Dawkins Confusion: Naturalism ad absurdum” – Alvin Plantinga (Books & Culture)

(HT: Al Mohler)

3 Responses to Alvin Plantinga Zings Richard Dawkins

  1. Philosopher Scott February 28, 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    His book sounds interesting, but throwing our personal attacks is not philosophy. Such ad hominems would get Alvin Plantinga a failing grade as well. That’s what I said at the Philosophy Forums.

  2. Brian Trapp March 1, 2007 at 10:49 am #


    What statements in the review do you think are ad hominem? I surely hope you aren’t implying that the quote Denny posted would fall into that category. It’s essentially saying, “This guy’s arguments aren’t very good,” a statement that is, by its very nature, about Dawkins’ arguments, not Dawkins himself.


  3. rf2r2 March 1, 2007 at 2:23 pm #


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