Watched Dawkins The Enemies of Reason, on astrology, water dousing and alternative medicine. “We should be open minded but not so open minded that our brain falls out.”
Dawkins is alarmed at a widespread turning away from science and evidence to mumbo jumbo.
An earlier episode examined religion, and he quoted Steven Weinberg : “Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.” Too right! That’s told them! But hold on. Religion might be a sufficient motive for good people doing bad things, but is it actually a necessary one? Could not the same thing could be said of politics? Look at the French and Russian Revolutions. We seem to have a propensity to believe so passionately that something is for the good (and sometimes it really is for the good, for example creating socialism), that any means to achieve it is OK, even the revolution eating its own children.