ENGLAND – The famed atheist, biologist, and evolutionist, Richard Dawkins, has vowed to fight the coronavirus outbreak by leading humanity into its next stage of evolution. In an interview with the British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) last week, Dawkins explained that he was going to devote the next few weeks to randomly mutating until he evolved enough to have immunity to the virus.
During this time, Dawkins plans on studying the lives and history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well as many of the X-Men. He considers the series of X-Men documentaries some of the best non-fiction films ever made. “I really need to understand the random mutation process so I can do it purposefully and at-will.”
About midway through the interview, Dawkins was asked if he’s ever considered praying for God to stop the virus. Dawkins replied, “No, it’s never crossed my mind because there are two problems with that: God doesn’t exist and the virus is all his fault anyway.”
He continued, “We have to fight the virus with science. Christians don’t believe in science. And I don’t mean that they just don’t believe in evolution. I mean that they don’t believe in any science. Biology, physics, mathematics, geography—they don’t believe any of it. I just don’t understand how someone can’t believe in something as simple as gravity or arithmetic, but Christians don’t! All they believe in an invisible God who created everything out of nothing. In my opinion, that’s about as stupid as believing that frogs turned into monkeys through a slow, unguided process. Who would be dumb enough to believe that?”
So far, Dawkins has yet to show any results from his attempts. But he isn’t discouraged. In fact, he believes that, despite not seeing any results, he has already evolved a lot. In an blog post, he said, “We have no empirical examples of evolution. It’s never been witnessed and it probably never will be. But just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not there. Sometimes seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are things we can’t see.”
Dawkins also mentioned that he’s never watched The Polar Express.