Lately I have been reading several books by Richard Dawkins, a biologist and strong promoter of atheism. I started with his book An Appetite for Wonder which is an autobiographical sketch of his own life and how he became interested in his main speciality,
biology and especially Darwinism.
Dawkins is a very intelligent writer and easy to read. He is also a recognized scientist in his own field and has, among other accomplishments, developed the idea of the “extended phenotype” about which I intend to read in more detail and which he himself describes as his most important work.
I share the same appetite for wonder that Dawkins describes in his own life, but my sense of wonder leads me to a different set of conclusions from Dawkins. Continue reading On Richard Dawkins: An Appetite for Atheism