By BJ Bjornson
I just love this little exchange from an interview with Dawkins by Lightspeed Magazine:
[Interviewer] Speaking of really strange characters, I gather from your recent op-ed in The Washington Post that you�re not a big fan of this year�s crop of Republican presidential contenders?
[Dawkins] Is anyone that you know? I mean, no, of course not. These people are know-nothings, and it would be a tragedy if any of them was elected. No serious scientist, or nobody even of any education at all, takes Creationism seriously. It�s almost as though the American electorate is splitting into two species, with the civilized, educated ones on one hand and the total ignorant know-nothings on the other, and it�s terribly sad that a large number of voters seem prepared to vote for somebody because he�s like them rather than because they think he�s actually qualified to lead the country.
Gets really hard to argue with that sometimes.