The Viscount draws attention both to his overall enjoyment of The God Delusion and also to one of the choicer quotes that Richard Dawkins exhumed to help his argument along. I too massively enjoyed the book and many of the bits that Dawkins himself did not write. In fact, I made a little list, and the single Dawkins phrase that tickled me most was this one:

We doctors call that kind of linkage linkage, and I shall say no more about it ...

What another colleague called, if I remember aright, “the flickering stilettos of scholarship” don’t come much sharper than that.

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