No, Dawkins does (only sometimes) need a kick up the bum… leading atheists is still leading believers.. Conversely, Price believes in a lot of waffle we scientists generally gag at (yes Bob, we do math…)
This position is one that Price and Dawkins straddle, but from opposing ends. If its not sensible to believe in junk (and they both say that in their talks) then its not sensible to believe in any junk.
As I said elsewhere today, who knows where the words assumption and belief parted giving the greater weight to the latter.
Selective stridency is bad. Prof Dawkins has a far smaller belief set than Prof Price. But having said that, I stand in awe of both of them!
I enjoy their prose and speech immensely.
On the other side of the coin, take a scientific mind set into any conversation with any alt med or a chiropractor. You will find religion far more preferable as a life stand point.
I have to get my browns gas engine going for the shire fair… see you all later.