Yesterday, Richard Dawkins participated by video at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. He also announced the award of the inaugural Royal Society of NZ Science Book of the Year award. It went to The Awa book of New Zealand science.
The first blog post I have seen of Dawkins appearance comes from the Christchurch City Libraries blog (see Richard Dawkins High Priest of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Church).
Saying in part:
“Plunket asked if Dawkins felt he was in any danger of becoming a Prophet for secularism or a High Priest of atheism, in reply Dawkins said he saw the danger but personally hated the idea of any cult or idolatry, wanting instead people to think independently and critically for themselves.”