Interesting statement at the bottom of your post..Dawkins thinks belief in God is an excuse to evade thinking in the scientific world. Sadly, he is ignorant to the list of christian scientists who have contributed & founded many of the sciences he himself believes in. How ironic.
Though I do alot of reading when I can, I only became aware of that statement in the last few years. It was and continues to be an eye opener for me as to how many people are scientists as well as Christians.
I know several who work for a science laboratory in Albuquerque...called Sandia Labs...as well as right here at the NASA Langley Research Center right up the road from me here in Virginia.
Thanks OT..I wrote that after watching Dawkins in an interview stating that absurd line of crap. That quote was what I thought when I actually heard him speaking such utter nonsense.
I've actually posted here at the bv that list of christian scientists who founded many of the branches of the various scientific disciplines of which Dawkins subscribes. I've actually posted it a couple of times in the past. I know I've had discussions about this very topic with hump, inja, nigfis (old member), sotexas (older member) and a host of other bv'ers.
It's probably one of only a handful of posts in this section that had many different posters and little to no flaming and childish name calling going on.
I do miss those days.