Salon.com posted a very good interview with Richard Dawkins (this link goes to the more readable printer friendly page).

As usual, Dawkins comes across as sharp and non-compromising on his views. He also defends his confrontational position on religion - after all, he has been characterized as “Darwin’s Rottweiler” and is certainly one of the most famous atheists in the world.

One quote I particularly liked (even though I have heard this in similar form before):

Everybody nowadays is an atheist about Thor and Apollo. Some of us just go one god further.

This finally prompted me to order Dawkins’ latest book, The God Delusion. Of course now I really need to make some progress to catch up on the stack of Dawkins and Sam Harris books I’ve accumulated…

Speaking of Richard Dawkins: He’s currently on tour to promote his new book, and according to his calendar he’ll be in the SF Bay Area October 29 (Menlo Park) and 30 (San Francisco). I hope I’ll be able to make it to one of these events.

Last not least, Dawkins recently formed the “Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science”. A 12-minute video on their Mission page outlines the noble mission of this foundation. I’ll definitely keep them in mind for any future charity donations.