He told Dawkins in the interview:
“You have a discipline in which you are very distinguished. You've educated a lot of people; nobody denies that, not even your worst enemies. You see your discipline being attacked and defamed and attempts made to drive it out.
“Stridency is the least you should muster . . . It's the shame of your colleagues that they don't form ranks and say, ‘Listen, we're going to defend our colleagues from these appalling and obfuscating elements.’”
Well said - of course!
One small thing that I can claim is that I frequently defend Dawkins against the way that he is mis-represented. Religious family members might not like him, but they can't, in all honesty, use stridency as an excuse.
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