posted a very good interview with Richard Dawkins (this link goes to the more readable printer friendly page).

As usual, Dawkins comes across as sharp and non-compromising on his views. He also defends his confrontational position on religion - after all, he has been characterized as “Darwin’s Rottweiler” and is certainly one of the most famous atheists in the world.

One quote I particularly liked (even though I have heard this in similar form before):

Everybody nowadays is an atheist about Thor and Apollo. Some of us just go one god further.

This finally prompted me to order Dawkins’ latest book, The God Delusion

. Of course now I really need to make some progress to catch up on the stack of Dawkins and Sam Harris books I’ve accumulated…

Speaking of Richard Dawkins: He’s currently on tour to promote his new book, and according to his calendar he’ll be in the SF Bay Area October 29 (Menlo Park) and 30 (San Francisco). I hope I’ll be able to make it to one of these events.

Last not least, Dawkins recently formed the “Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science”. A 12-minute video on their Mission page outlines the noble mission of this foundation. I’ll definitely keep them in mind for any future charity donations.