I understand why creationists would dislike Richard Dawkins. IMO a lot more just don't get him. I think it may be a cultural difference that makes him difficult to read. His background is very Middle-class English Academia. I really don't see it when people accuse him of being arrogant.
He is committed to what is true and has no patience for bullshit. I think he is a very kind and compassionate person who is angered by the sort of abuse of power we see in religion and has zero tolerance for wilful ignorance. I kind of relate to that.
His "Selfish Gene" way of understanding natural selection is still unsurpassed. "The Blind Watchmaker" was very influential in my thinking, it demolishes arguments from design in a way no other book has before or since.
If you really want to appreciate his genius and depth of his knowledge read "The Ancestor's Tale". When it comes to criticising religion he is not in the Premier League IMO.
why exactly is this one special again that he merits his own personal post on the state of his health? Is he a close relative? Do I detect a mild case or personality worship? Idolatry? Fan Boy-ism - Godzoo
Godzoo if I heard that a mutual acquaintance had suffered a stroke I would let you know. Would you accuse me of idolatry for doing so? Dawkins is a public figure whose work has been important to millions of people including many on this forum. Why is it strange that we would comment on his stroke? Don't be so churlish.