Lindsey Wixson by Joachim Johnson
Caged Snake Lady in Uttar Pradesh, from Nest, 2001
Philosophers, especially amateurs with a little philosophical learning, and even more especially those infected with ‘cultural relativism’, may raise a tiresome red herring at this point: a scientist’s belief in evidence is itself a matter of fundamentalist faith.
… If I am accused of murder, and prosecuting counsel sternly asks me whether it is true that I was in Chicago on the night of the crime, I cannot get away with a philosophical evasion: ‘It depends what you mean by “true”.’ Nor with an anthropological, relativist plea: ‘It is only in your Western scientific sense of “in” that I was in Chicago. The Bongolese have a completely different concept of “in”, according to which you are only truly “in” a place if you are an anointed elder entitled to take snuff from the dried scrotum of a goat.’
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
NICE. Nice bit of Godfrey Bloom-esque racism from Dawkins.
combine this with dawkins’s bizarre young hegelian idealist liberalism about the “zeitgeist” and you realize dawkins is literally stuck in the 19th century in terms of ideology(via animecommunist)