In a recent interview published in the online edition of The New Republic, Richard Dawkins defines religious faith as “belief without evidence” and describes it as contrary to science, the latter being “just a way of achieving something real, something that happens, something that works”. He then goes on to add that “it shouldn’t be that difficult to convince people that the right reason to believe something is that there is evidence for it. People do not innately go for this view, but nevertheless it is not that difficult to teach.” 

Richard Bastien article in November 5 Mercator continues