Richard Dawkins, who we've blogged about before on LTA:
Now, the BBC have a service called 'Listen Again' - a streaming app that allows you to listen to programmes you've missed - as soon as the show is available I'll provide a link, (I only caught the last few minutes of it myself Dear Listener after the clock radio went off - there seemed to be a lot of righteous indignation being vented by those who believe in some sort of invisible sky deity - anyhew, I look forward to hearing the whole show).
UPDATE 12:30am December 11th - Very entertaining listening so far. Our wee Bill Crawley's doing a bang up job as ringmaster.
UPDATE 2:00am December 11th - Just finished listening. Fascinating on many levels - lovely boutique documentaries sprinkled throughout the piece - including one on a subject that does not get as much 'airtime' as it should; namely, what issues with evolution do religions other than Christianity have?
On another note, a member of the audience points out that anytime a literal conception of the Bible goes up against science, it loses; creation of the universe, earth as centre of all things, etc. Listening to the people on the show trying to rationalise their faith and proffering it as the literal reality of things made me quite sad here in the wee small hours of the morning Dear Listener - why don't they devote that amount of intellectual energy less towards the increasingly diminishing returns of 'my myth is fact' and towards something else - writing poetry perhaps - on the subject of their faith.
(Note - the BBC 'Listen Again' services cuts off before the end of the programme - which as I recall when groggily trying to hit the 'snooze' button this morning involved some heated discussion between Dawkins and a Professor from Leeds University who's personal view is that the earth is 6,000 years old).