Attenborough’s response to creationists’ hate mail – Boing Boing

Attenborough’s response to creationists’ hate mail – Boing Boing

“Sir David Attenborough gets a lot of hate mail because he doesn’t give credit to God in his documentaries.”

In an interview with this week’s Radio Times about his latest documentary, on Charles Darwin and natural selection, the broadcaster said: “They tell me to burn in hell and good riddance.”

Telling the magazine that he was asked why he did not give “credit” to God, Attenborough added: “They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator.”

(via boing boing)

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