Atheist Richard Dawkins: God Might Exist

The evolutionary biologist says he isn't totally sure
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2012 2:37 PM CST
Atheist Richard Dawkins: God Might Exist
British author Richard Dawkins admits to being slightly agnostic.   (Getty Images)

World-famous atheist Richard Dawkins said in a debate this week that he's at least a little bit agnostic, the Telegraph reports. Sharing an Oxford University stage with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, Dawkins said he was “6.9 out of seven” certain of his atheism. “I think the probability of a supernatural creator existing is very, very low,” he said.

Dawkins also argued in favor of a universe created from nothing, a notion he has discussed on YouTube. "What I can’t understand is why you can’t see the extraordinary beauty of the idea that life started from nothing—that is such a staggering, elegant, beautiful thing, why would you want to clutter it up with something so messy as a God?” Williams "entirely agreed" with the "beauty" of the idea, but added, “I’m not talking about God as an extra who you shoehorn on to that.” (See the whole discussion here. Or look at last week's kerfuffle over a Dawkins-family slave owner.)

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