Here’s a way to get some quick credibility with some people, let’s knock Richard Dawkins because he’s arrogant. He’s just so arrogant. No, I’m not going to give you any examples, I’ll just tell you he’s arrogant. Because he is really arrogant. No, I might not have read any of his books, but I read something by someone who had claimed to have read his work and he said he was arrogant. That’s because he is so arrogant. I won’t even claim to listen to his talks because I know he’s arrogant… and so on.
I think he is wrong sometimes, but if you take time to actually pay attention to what he says he is an excellent communicator of science. Here he talks about how we are naturally most comfortable with the ‘middle-world’ and so constantly can be surprised by reality at the smallest or largest scales. His title, to me, seems much closer to humility than arrogance.
He also talks about some of Steve Grand’s thoughts on waves, which are stunning.Google+