Letter: Dawkins and the divine `joke'

Sir: Whenever I read any of Richard Dawkins' work I am reminded that his expertise lies in genetics. We would not think of soliciting his opinion on any other subject, such as meteorology or Mayan hieroglyphics. Why should we feel he has any special skills as a theologian?

If we learn anything from his column, it is from the slightly desperate tone that hints at a fear that there might - just - be something greater than Richard Dawkins after all.

Dr N J CARR

Fareham, Hampshire

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