FIVE REASONS WHY DR DAWKINS IS WRONG!
have lost faith in orthodox science because orthodox science
CANNOT explain what people are experiencing paranormally
and spiritually.” Victor Zammit
Professor Richard Dawkins, a high flying
self-confessed materialist atheist from Oxford University
may be a good theoretical scientist, but from what we saw
of him on a recent television show dealing with paranormal/afterlife
matters, I would rate him as having very low skills as a
critic of the paranormal.
He attracts viewers’ attention with
his clichés ‘irrational beliefs’, ‘enemies
of reason’, ‘false logic’, ‘critical
thinking’ – yet this professor does not apply
these terms to his own lack of critical thinking about his
own personal beliefs. See for yourselves herein below.
Continuously, he just repeated anti-paranormal/anti-afterlife
prejudice and negative propaganda - and carefully cited
very weak psychic incidents to delude himself and to mislead,
to misinform and to misdirect others.
1. First, this R. Dawkins when referring
to the paranormal, is expressing a personal view, NOT a
scientific or empirical or objective view, because he can
NEVER use science to show that the paranormal and the afterlife
do not exist. RD is into conjecture and speculation. He’s
into subjectivity and debunking. He’s into justification
for his own personal beliefs - not in search for the truth.
2. Further, because he is a self-confessed
materialist atheist and has been actively anti-paranormal,
it follows that he does not and cannot perceive empirical
evidence for the paranormal/afterlife with true empirical
equanimity. He showed he’s deeply negatively prejudiced,
and that is a huge problem for someone who keeps on reminding
the viewers he is a ‘scientist’ – rather
arrogantly implying he knows more than the paranormal empirical
experts and the viewer about the paranormal.
In fact this Dawkins believes the paranormal and the afterlife
do not exist. Professional experience tells me that in a
courtroom situation under cross-examination that makes him
a ‘believer’ in scientism. That makes his argument
SUBJECTIVE - and anything subjective is itself subject to
fundamental error and to complete invalidation.
3. There is some misguided and erroneous
assumption by this R.D that just because he is qualified
in science, he is also an expert in the admissibility of
evidence. WRONG! Dawkins is NOT a lawyer and accordingly,
he has NO expertise in the admissibility of evidence. He
often states and imputes that anything to do with the paranormal/afterlife
is a personal belief or ‘superstition’ and therefore
we must not accept it. WRONG! He shows he does not make
critical distinctions, does not discriminate between the
subjective and the objective, between the admissible and
inadmissible in afterlife/paranormal evidence.
Skeptical materialist scientists, including
RD, ought to rebut the formidable hitherto unrebutted afterlife
evidence of the relatively recent SCOLE REPORT – where
scientists and other professionals from Europe, UK and the
US, including NASA scientists agreed that the paranormal
actually happened. Also materialist scientists ought to
study the afterlife evidence of my own research (at www.victorzammit.com)
where hitherto no scientist or skeptical debunker in eight
years – not even for the allurement of a huge $1,000,000
cash prize - has been able to show the world that the objective
evidence presented is not valid.
The onus procedurally shifts on to these
materialist scientists to specifically show WHERE, WHEN,
HOW and WHY the presented paranormal evidence ought not
be accepted. This has NEVER been done. Materialist scientists
appear to not have the courage or the competence or the
motivation to deal with this most critical and vital paranormal
For example, whereas empirical investigators,
including myself, confirm that empirical materializations
in Sydney (chapter three of my book on the Internet –
see above) are empirically valid because of repeatability
and objectivity – over eighteen months of weekly investigations,
Dawkins buries his head in the sand pretending empirical
materializations are not happening – because a priori
he would argue illogically, irrationally and speciously
that that cannot be true because there is no afterlife!
Why? Because this extremely convincing afterlife evidence
completely shows how absolutely wrong his beliefs are and
inevitably would give him huge anxiety. So, consistent with
NLP – Neurolinguistic Programming he goes into DELETIONS
and consistent with psychology he goes into DENIAL and rationalizations
to avoid COGNITIVE DISSONANCE.
Physicists and other open-minded scientists
of the ‘new science’ (those who used science
to accept the paranormal) – to name just a few - such
as Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Josephson, Professor Jessica
Utts, Professor Alan Wolf, Dr Harold Puthoff, Professor
Russell Targ, Professor Dr Ernst Senkowski, Dr Amit Goswami
– Professor John Bockris, Ron Pearson (UK), Professor
Archie Roy, Professor Rupert Sheldrake, Dr Claude Swanson
Professors of Physics – and also some of the classic
scientists such as Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir William Crookes,
Sir William Barrett et al- ALL conceded after investigating
that the paranormal is real – and most of them also
conceded that there is an afterlife.
Now this Dawkins, has NOT rebutted any of
the scientific evidence of these aforementioned scientists.
He knowingly and willfully omitted to rebut the evidence
because no scientist can rebut objectivity and repeatability.
And because he cannot do that, this negatively prejudiced
Dawkins ignores it and deludes himself the evidence does
not exist or he hopes it will go away. But it won’t
and it never will!
In professional debate, as this is, any
evidence which is not rebutted will remain valid. Can we
then take Dawkins seriously about his negative attacks on
the paranormal/afterlife and his fundamental lack of courage,
and blatant omission to rebut the said giants of the ‘new
science’? Of course not!
It is accepted at Universities that failing
to deal with contrary substantive evidence equals either
intellectual laziness or intellectual cowardice –
or more likely, the contrary substantive evidence is unrebuttable.
“Where a better way to start my investigation than
in a New Age fair” stated Dawkins to the viewers.
Any serious, professional scientist who wants to investigate
the paranormal will NOT go to a psychic fair. The experts
will tell you that the really good and gifted psychics do
NOT go to psychic fairs! In psychic fairs you get a mixture
of reasonable psychics, weak psychics and others who pretend
to be psychics. In fact a couple I came across in psychic
fairs were quacks!
psi (paranormal) empiricists who have the skills, the capacity
and the competence to perceive the paranormal with true
empirical equanimity will target the empirically elicited
paranormal results to investigate the validity of the paranormal
– as that American highly professional investigator
Dr Dean Radin did in his very successful book THE CONSCIOUS
UNIVERSE a truly international best seller which has now
been translated in to fourteen languages.
Why did not Dawkins try to rebut Dr Dean
Radin’s highly acclaimed empirically elicited paranormal
results? Why did not Dawkins deal with the plethora of other
empirically accepted psi results? Why did not Dawkins deal
with the classic objective afterlife evidence of Sir Oliver
Lodge and Sir William Crookes which hitherto has not been
rebutted? Why did not Dawkins try to debate professional
psi empiricists about the paranormal who have the professional
empirical afterlife knowledge to effectively deal with the
closed minded skeptics such as Dawkins himself – instead
of picking on easy-to-bully ‘street psychics’
where one deals with the unknown quantity – not knowing
if the psychic is genuine or not.
Notwithstanding the objective, empirical psi evidence by
the ‘new’ scientists to-day, Dawkins and others
like him who strictly adhere to orthodox science just cannot
or do not want to investigate or accept any empirical paranormal
activities. Why not? First, if the empirically elicited
psi evidence is accepted, it will make these materialists
totally irrelevant and look rather silly and totally anachronistic.
Also, the whole spectrum of reductionist orthodox science
would inevitably have to be reviewed – in fact, it
would become redundant overnight. The existence of non-physical
energy, which a number of physicists accept, explains all
paranormal activities. Accordingly, the war between orthodox
science and the ‘new’ science is a fierce one
– and even Dawkins conceded on television that orthodox
science is rapidly losing the war.
Traditional, orthodox science has virtually
come to a standstill. Dawkins himself also conceded to the
viewers that there is a most serious crisis in orthodox
science - that many science departments at universities
in the UK (and around the world) are closing down, yet the
acceptance of the paranormal is inversely increasing. This
is because, I submit, people all over the world are themselves
experiencing the paranormal – OBE’s and NDE’s,
telepathy, EVP and ITC, communicating with crossed-over
loved ones, accurate mediumship from highly gifted mediums
and apparitions. Because of the internet, these critical
evidentiary paranormal experiences are now being made public
on an international level and cannot be censored any more.
They have filtered into mainstream media and are rapidly
becoming deeply entrenched in the world culture –
they’ve become impossible to shift.
Accordingly, people have lost faith in orthodox
science because orthodox science CANNOT explain what people
are experiencing paranormally and spiritually.
People want answers and explanations now
for their paranormal experiences - and many are getting
the answers. Mechanistic orthodox reductionist science is
useless to them. People tell you it makes a lot of sense
to them when a highly gifted medium gives them meaningful
and accurate messages from their crossed-over loved ones.
They don’t want materialist Dawkins insulting them,
stating they are ‘deluding’ themselves, that
they are being ‘superstitious’, that they are
being silly when they know what they experience is real,
is a fact, is happening, is totally convincing, when they
see some clear apparition or receive meaningful messages
from a crossed-over loved one. As people told me in the
past, words to the effect, “I don’t care what
science says. I tell you I saw my (dead) mother reaching
out to me and nobody can take that away from me …”
or “the medium’s messages were miraculously
deadly accurate … I’d be foolish to ignore all
The final word goes to a clairaudient medium
who told me about materialist scientists anti-afterlife
crusaders, “They’re disseminating darkness on
a global level – and surely one day they’ll
have to pay the price for that.”
We must never forget, we are on the WINNING
side – and nothing, and no one – no materialist,
no skeptical debunker, no orthodox scientist on earth is
going to change that ever – guaranteed!
Victor Zammit May 2008