Richard Dawkins seems to have done it again. “The enemies of reason” has just been shown on BBC 4 and having just finished watching it, I can tell you that his approach to science is still simple, elegant and correct.
If I were to tell someone that its raining elephants outside, they would probably not believe me and seek evidence for themselves (probably by looking) yet when people are told things about the dead talking to them, virgins floating on clouds, 1 million species fitting on a wooden boat etc, they are willing to believe without evidence.
People are indeed strange. I can understand faith, I have faith in a number of things but Faith doesn’t necessarily make something true.
Systematic, repeatable and incorruptable research is the only way to determine the truth or falsity of anything.