Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Job Opening at Oxford

There is some graffiti in the men's room at Oxford's Department of Zoology. It says, "What's the difference between God and Richard Dawkins?"
The answer: "God is here but everywhere; Dawkins is everywhere but here."

Now it's official. Richard Dawkins is retiring from his position as the Charles Simonyi Professor in the Public Understanding of Science. He has set a very high bar for any future Simonyi Professors. The enormous success of "The God Delusion" and his subsequent international campaign for atheism is unprecedented.

I'm sure Dawkins will remain an active public figure. But his current professorship is now open. If your application to the US Supreme Court didn't pan out, you might try applying for the Charles Simonyi Professorship in the Public Understanding of Science. Here are the submission guidelines.

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