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There are certainly aspects of Richard Dawkins’ opinions that I object strongly to, in particular his intolerance of anyone who doesn’t agree with his thoughts on the supremacy of science as a way of understanding the world we live in. However, Dawkins remains an intelligent and thoughtful writer (when not indulging his own prejudices), and offers some incisive commentaries on human behaviour. I wholeheartedly recommend having a browse around The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, as there’s plenty of interesting thoughts to digest (and disagree with, often!). On site at this moment also is Dawkins’ appearance on The Colbert Report, which provides a refreshing view of Dawkins having some fun, instead of the all-too-common view of him as being angry, frustrated and boorish.

And while we’re visiting the lands of Darwinian evolution, I really must pass on this weblink to the complete works of Charles Darwin online. The site boasts “the largest collection of Darwin’s writings ever assembled”, so you have no excuse to tell me that you had nothing to read over the weekend.