The philosopher AC Grayling is one of my favourite people. Here, at age 60, he makes some brief comments in the Guardian series “This much I know.”
A few choice extracts:
“The democracy of blogging and tweeting is absolutely terrific in one way. It is also the most effective producer of rubbish and insult and falsehood we have yet invented.
I am putting together a secular bible. My Genesis is when the apple falls on Newton’s head.
I would imagine Jesus was a kind of Jewish reformer. If you were looking for an equivalent to the figure you dimly perceive through the gospels it would probably be a Richard Dawkins.”
For some more provocative and thoughtful comment go to: This much I know: AC Grayling, philosopher, 60, London.
See also this video of a great lecture presented by Grayling to the Darwin, Humanism and Science Day Conference during June.