Richard Dawkins visits Colorado Springs to discuss the rise of fundamentalist Christianity in the United States where 45 percent of the population believe the universe to be less than 10,000 years old.

He visits the New Life Church, an $18 million worship centre where Pastor Ted Haggard presided over a 14,000 strong congregation.

Haggard was at the time chairman of the National Association of Evangelicals and, according to Dawkins, Haggard said he had a weekly conference call with United States President George W.

Bush.