If you get some of this humor then you probably need to stop reading and get out more.
"It is almost as if the human brain were specifically designed to misunderstand Darwinism, and to find it hard to believe. The Blind Watchmaker (1996) p.316"
One might add: It is almost as if the typology and anti-sequential ordering typical to Nature was designed to communicate, "Darwinism can only be clung to if you have the urge to merge like Darwinists do."
Or it is almost as if there is a biotic message designed to communicate, "There is one common designer of fundamental types, yet see how I make things hard for those who want to argue for sequence and common descent."
It is little wonder that Darwinists rely on their Mommy Nature and the womb of Naturalism in the face of numerous "gaps," separation, convergence and teological emergence bringing forth Life as well as mountains of anti-sequential empirical evidence in need of some form of merging. Yet crawling into the womb of Naturalism seems to be little more than a shift into a philosophical debate about what is "natural" or "scientific" and so on which avoids dealing with empirical evidence of the natural typology of Nature. I doubt that they are being purposefully dishonest in all the shifting and merging, as their own psychological dynamics seem tightly bound to such shifting. Mommy Nature probably scientifically selected such shifting for them by her au naturale natural selections, naturally enough. Apparently that is just the science of things if one murmurs the term science enough.
This fellow Carl Zimmer has a funny passage where he seems to be going back to the womb and merging with fishs. We probably had gill slits in the womb of Mommy Nature, don't you know. I'd like to write about this fellow, perhaps some other time.
Dawkin's, "These are sky-god religions."
This won't suit his Cosmic Oedipus complex, I suspect, oh no, no indeed!
He continues, "They are, literally, patriarchal — God is the Omnipotent Father — hence the loathing of women for 2,000 years in those countries afflicted by the sky-god and his earthly male delegates."
Yes, all theistic husbands and fathers through the ages have loathed women but Dawkins knows the feminine, just as Mommy Nature selected for him to know. He's quite a fortunate fellow in that way because Lady Luck gave him and the biochemical events of his brain a chance to be good enough to fight evil. Or did she?
Sometimes to have a chance you have to take a chance. Some fellows are not used to doing that.
Dawkins, "The sky-god is a jealous god, of course."
Crybaby. I should go no farther as psychoanalysis is all ad hominem, like satire often is. I don't feel bad about that because he sets the rhetorical fire and besides, what is left to deal with if you take the sapience out of the Homo sapiens? Those left will have diminishing intelligence and a lack of purpose by design. Then all that will be left is a bunch of little fellows with brain events that are fodder for some type of analysis based on the nurture and nature of Mother Nature herself. Such fellows should not mind analysis, as they seem to have lost their mind of the synaptic gaps in her.
If mankind is nothing more than a physical organism then Darwinism is its excrement.
So psychoanalysis seems apposite, as "Psychoanalysis is an occupation in whose very name "psyche" and "anus" are united."
(Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of
Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry
By Thomas Szasz)