‘Fundamentalism is another problem. I mean, Dawkins in a way is almost a kind of fundamen- talist himself.’
Professor Higgs also told the newspaper: ‘The growth of our understanding of the world through science weakens some of the motivation which makes people believers.
‘But that’s not the same thing as saying they are incompatible. It is just that I think some of the traditional reasons for belief, going back thousands of years, are rather undermined.
Sorry, just had to post this. Saw this floating by on Facebook today (HT to DM) and I guess I missed it.
Anyway, it is a hoot and a half.
I like Dawkins, btw, but he gets more than a few things wrong. I agree with Higgs here – Dawkins approaches belief systems like a fundamentalist.