My giddy excitement at the arrival of The God Delusion this morning led to that all too familiar feeling of wanting to share it with all of you but not really having all that much to say. After all, there isn’t a huge amount I can really say about a book that I haven’t read yet.
You’ll understand then, I hope, the envy I feel for Ben at "Back off, man; I’m a scientist." His own pleasure at seeing the book is prompted by that fact that he is quoted in it! This is a remarkable honour, especially as the quote is accompanied by the description of Ben as an "eloquent blogger". Of course I agree, but my judgement of a person’s eloquence is presumably worth somewhat less than Richard Dawkins’.