Posted: February 20, 2011.
Print: The Miami Herald
Renowned atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins addressed hundreds at Nova Southeastern University.
South Florida is no stranger to visits from “rock stars” of the religion and spirituality world — the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu have visited NSU in the last year alone, but rarely do skeptics here get a chance to see a celebrity of their own kind.
...In an interview, Dawkins, who is often characterized as arrogant for his blunt statements against religion, said that…despite speaking frequently to audiences about evolution and atheism he “seldom meets animosity” and is “very encouraged by the number of supporters I meet as I travel in the U.S., particularly in the so-called Bible Belt.”