God knows :-P
Can you state the excerpt that features his name? It's possible he's done work in accounting, or they may possibly be explaining how accounting and statistical methods helped his research. I don't know of course, because I don't have your textbook.
So, you're upset that he's there, but you realize he has a reason for being there. I'm not seeing a problem other than your prejudice against an atheist.
Well since you refuse to provide me with the "objectionable" content I can't make any judgement on it's validity of his name being there now can i? If you'd type it out for me maybe I could make an explanation or excuse. However your continuted labeling of him as spreading stupidity" is starting to grate, So put up the excerpt or shut up.
Accounting? Accounting for dummies. Pompus man.
Because the book is outdated.
The man is brilliant. I don't know why he was in an accounting book but given his brilliance with science maybe he's brilliant with accounting as well.
All I know is he's a professor of Biology at Cambridge and is paid for (or given the duty of) advocating science. If you read the textbook you should find out. Unless they inserted the name randomly, then you should to quit that school.