Re: Who plans on reading and participating?
I'm just starting chapter 7, "The Good Book and the Changing Moral Zeitgeist." I'll probably be going back to reread some sections after my first run-through.
Of what I've read so far, chapter 3 "Arguments for God's Existence" is the least impressive, clearly demonstrating Dawkins' lack of training in (or for that matter, apparently, concern for) matters philosophical, though some interesting arguments and lines of thought are presented.
One of the highlights of the book so far for me is Dawkins' assertion that God is the Ultimate Boeing 747 (p. 113 ff), an ingenious twist on improbability arguments from the Intelligent Design crowd.
I'm looking forward to a lot of interesting and entertaining dialog from other readers of The God Delusion