The ups and downs of radio

Yesterday, I got a brief mention of a botch of a radio show on NPR that nattered on about a “deep rift” in atheism, but this morning on MPR you could have heard Richard Dawkins talking about evolution. He got the better gig.

This interview does make clear one difference in strategy between Dawkins and myself. The interviewer tries to hammer him on being less than respectful to religious believers, and Dawkins is always polite and tries his best to downplay the conflict. In a similar situation, I’d simply say, “Yes, I am openly contemptuous of religious belief. You want to make something of it?”

I guess I’m meaner than Dawkins.

Uh-oh! Deep rift, deep rift, DEEP RIFT!