‘Well one would have to be Darwin, and maybe Jesus, to find out what really happened,’ is the thoughtful response given by scientist Richard Dawkins when asked what guests he would invite to his perfect dinner party.
When more discerning questions are posed he is equally as open and honest. ‘I am hostile to religion because it teaches people to be satisfied with non explanations, or poor explanations, or outdated explanations for things,’ explains Dawkins. This is one of the main motivations behind his work.
Striving to achieve understanding and answers through science is very important to this writer, academic and biologist. Here, he touches on all of the issues close to his heart; Darwinism, morality, theory of religion and feminism.