Clinton Richard Dawkins (born 26 March 1941) is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. Dawkins is an atheist, and is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design.
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It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
I do disapprove very strongly of labelling children especially young children as something like 'Catholic children' or 'Protestant children' or 'Islamic children.'
Personally I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
Of course in science there are things that are open to doubt and things need to be discussed. But among the things that science does know evolution is about as certain as anything we know.
Physicists are working on the Big Bang and one day they may or may not solve it.
A delusion is something that people believe in despite a total lack of evidence.