Rational dangers

As a "fence-sitter" with serious splinter syndrome, at least Sholto Byrnes was fair in comparing the radicalism of Richard Dawkins to the more scientific, slightly softer, approach of Daniel Dennett. Still, he comes to the same conclusion: religious radicalism is eroding scientific rationalism, and this is a dangerous trend.

Grant Stewart
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This article first appeared in the 13 November 2006 issue of the New Statesman, Rumbled!