[R Dawkins] The rest is all primitive stuff about bronze-age goatherds.
[Eccles[ Well, we have to admit that several of the characters in Genesis (and there are many interesting ones, such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and so forth) would have lived in the bronze age, and some of them would have owned goats. But then, Richard lives in the plastic age and wrote a D.Phil. about chickens, so we don't seem to have moved on significantly.
Just a lovely little quip. Respect to Eccles.