Richard Dawkins does pretty good in the debate or discussion format. But here we have an example of Dawkins’ skill combined with a bit of luck, the hubris of the interviewer, and other particularistic circumstances converging on a moment. A moment you absolutely have to hear to believe.

There are three items at this link, but the first one is the one to which I refer:

Richard Dawkins interviewed by John Humphrys on Cardinal Murphy O’Connor

Hat tip: Pharyngula.


  1. #1 Bob O'H
    May 11, 2008

    I do miss waking up to the Today programme.

    I’m not sure why you describe John Humphrey’s attitude as hubris, though.