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Famous Atheist Richard Dawkins Has An Edge Over Bono In Papal Betting

Richard Dawkins, founder of The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.
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Richard Dawkins, founder of The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

The famously atheistic scientist Richard Dawkins is currently listed on online bookmaker Paddy Power's book of potential successors to Pope Benedict. His odds: 666 to one.

Clearly someone is having some fun.

Bono, the Irish Christian rockstar, might be disappointed to discover his odds are even worse: 1000 to 1.

Here's our post on the early odds-making of some of the more likely candidates.

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