As Richard Dawkins is stepping down from his post as a public understanding of science professor at Oxford, the UK's Guardian sat down with him to discuss how people view science. Dawkins says that the public's level of ignorance about science has remained the same over his tenure, but now there is more active opposition to science and he attributes that to a greater influence of religion. "Like most rationalists, Dawkins tends to invoke people's innate intelligence, and attribute their flawed ways of thinking to ignorance rather than stupidity," says the article.
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