Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2017
Another magnificent work by a brilliant mind told with clarity and sense of humor! A tribute also to Gillian Somerscales as editor, well done, and dedicated to another brilliant mind, Christopher Hitchens! Fortunately, I have had the opportunity to read ALL of Dawkins’ works, several more than once especially The God Delusion, to attempt to grasp his thoughts and observations of rational reality. I have also had the pleasure of attendance to his presentations at both University of Virginia and at Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia and personally witnessed the Liberty University student evangelical fundamentalist questions to Richard Dawkins, including the ludicrous statement that Liberty University possessed a three thousand year old dinosaur fossil with the appropriate Dawkins’ reply, “leave and go to a proper university!” I owe a personal “Thanks” to Richard Dawkins, to include all the four Horsemen, Victor Stenger, and D. M. Murdock (Acharya S) for unveiling the absurdities of myth! Voltaire said, “Those who can make you believe in absurdities can make you commit atrocities” and as reflected by Steven Weinberg’s frequently quoted comment “for good people to do evil, that takes religion.” All of this work is worth the read to include memories of note about his father and uncle. In particular, the Germ Oil (or as Dawkins describes its scientific name of Geriniol, a powerful drug while harmless at low use, can be very dangerous and hallucinogenic), that is a “Keeper” of delightful satire reflecting insightful truth.