Philip Hudson wrote:Dawkins is a philosophical dinosaur. He rehashes hundred-year-old arguments as if he discovered them himself. While I am not a follower of modern philosophy, I know that rational thought has by-and-large gone by the way and the avant-garde is way into subjectivism. This might be seen as the rantings of a red-neck, mesquite tree pseudo-philosopher, I am what I am. But I respect everyone’s right to an opinion.
He seems pretty fresh to me and I think his accolades speak for themselves. I would hardly describe Dawkins as avant-garde though of course if that is your belief, I might struggle to reconcile that with being a dinosaur? I'm fairly certain that rational is a better label for his work - which is accessible and well reasoned - than the profectitious myths of religion, either current or now discarded. Surely any religion is the antithesis of rational, enjoy it or not?