Battle of the professors: Richard Dawkins branded a fundamentalist by expert behind the 'God particle'

Higgs boson theorist says he agrees with those who find Dawkins' approach to dealing with believers 'embarrassing'As public disagreements go, few can have boasted such heavy-hitting antagonists.On one side is Richard Dawkins, the celebrated biologist who has made a second career demonstrating his epic disdain for religion. On the other is the theoretical physicist Peter Higgs, who this year became a shoo-in for a future Nobel prize after scientists at Cern in Geneva showed that his theory about how fundamental particles get their mass was correct.Their argument is over nothing less than the coexistence of religion and science.Higgs has chosen to cap his remarkable 2012 with another bang by criticising the "fundamentalist" approach taken by Dawkins in dealing with religious believers."What Dawkins does too often is to concentrate his attack on fundamentalists. But there are many believers who are just not fundamentalists," Higgs said in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo. "Fundamentalism is anoth

Battle of the professors: Richard Dawkins branded a fundamentalist by expert behind the 'God particle'

Professor Higgs - a potential Nobel-winner after experiments this year seemed to prove his theory - criticised atheist Dawkins (pictured) over the way he treats those who believe in God.

Thu 27 Dec 12 from Daily Mail

Dawkins is a 'fundamentalist': Peter Higgs launches outspoken attack on biologist for his 'embarrassing' criticism of religion

Professor Peter Higgs (pictured) is seen as a potential Nobel-winner after experiments at Cern this year seemed to prove his theories of a 'God' particle which gives everything mass.

Thu 27 Dec 12 from Daily Mail

Peter Higgs criticises Richard Dawkins over anti-religious 'fundamentalism'

Higgs boson theorist says he agrees with those who find Dawkins' approach to dealing with believers 'embarrassing'As public disagreements go, few can have boasted such heavy-hitting antagonists.On ...

Wed 26 Dec 12 from Guardian.co.uk

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