18th March 2014

“For those who claim Dawkins is a 'fundamentalist' in his own right, I think you need to define 'fundamentalism' – you presently seem to be confusing it with 'passionate' or 'uncompromising'. My definition of a fundamentalist is someone who holds a set of beliefs absolutely, in that they accept them without any evidence- or indeed IN THE FACE OF all the relevant evidence. This is certainly not Dawkins' position, as he can point to rock solid empirical evidence for everything he believes. It is, though, true of religionists who insist on holding to disproven ideas, such as creationism.”