I am sure you are right. I have just read the Gene book by Richard and was a fan since then. It was actually Mondo that posted an extract of Richards that made me get the book. I think I am probably like Richard to a point.
I see all the wonders 'necessary' in my own garden everyday.
And reading and studying of the amazing worlds of the atom and of the cells.
I also find a god concept pretty hard to even contemplate anymore.
I appreciate your pointing out my naff statement about Richard, Ice....
(But he does appear a fundy atheist - I don't THINK I am...but, oh well..)