I like him but but he’s not subtle about his scientism. It’s ok – I mean, he’s in the right profession for it… but sometimes he oversimplifies and I suspect starts a number of family feuds in the process.
His grasp on history is cringe-worthy. But… when he’s not going “yay science”, I like listening to him. But I kinda stopped watching the Science channel when it began to get preachy a few years ago.
I believe it’s singled out here because of Dawkins’ particular strong focus on Islam over any of the others. Often when he says Christian he means Christian but when he says Religion, _sometimes_ he means “all religions” but more often than not, he’s pointing at Islam in particular without saying it – hence the 1 spot on this list.