Definitely, if there was a course that truly interested me and/or a degree I needed to do what I wanted to do, without a doubt. :)
I wouldn’t use the word. :)
I read most of his books and learned a lot from the man, he’s obviously incredibly intelligent and educated, and when it comes to zoology and evolution he’s a library of knowledge, but I’m less interested in what people know him for - namely his views on atheism and religion (I never read The God Delusion either.)
Not so much because I disagree with him, I think we agree on almost everything there actually, but that’s just it. What he has to say on it I pretty much already know and agree with. I’m not sure if his militant, antagonizing ways are the best to go about bringing new insights or information to people though, and it’s not how I would personally do it.