During the period we talked about last time which was mainly the 60s and 70s, to what extent did your colleagues strictly in genetics and ecology - in those academic disciplines - to what extent did they know about your thinking and writing and activities on questions of science and belief?
I haven't the faintest idea. I mean I never hid it - but it wasn't a thing that I specifically talked about. I think they probably knew I went to church, but whether it went further than that I just don't know. I mean, when I wrote - I suppose the first major thing I wrote was Adam and the Ape which mid 1970s - 75 - that's probably when, I wouldn't say I 'broke cover', but you know when I because more obvious to other people. How many people knew about it is another thing.
So you never - there was never an occasion when in an academic department, at a conference, at a scientific meeting where a scientific colleague would ask you about your work in this related but different field?
I don't remember any. I mean at that time I was speaking to things like student Christian unions, but again the academic people would be unlikely to know about [that].