In the atheist camp, there are two fundamentally different approaches to countering religious propaganda, irrationality and their attacks on science: the Dawkin-esque full out attack, and the milder “let-the-evidence-do-the-talking” technique that people like Eugenie Scott
of the National Center for Science Education
have adopted. Richard Dawkins
obviously doesn’t like the latter “soft” approach and he has repeatedly made himself clear on that respect, lately by criticizing Scott for being too accommodative.