I am not sure what it is he thinks he stands to gain from alienating biologists, except maybe a cult foll... oh.
Yep. Guru syndrome.
He'll be the Dr Oz of the anti-GMO crowd by this time next year, having pissed away his credibility for said cult following.
Sort of like how nobody remembers Dawkin's actual work.
Why would he even want this? One of the core elements of his philosophy is that unpredictable elements make you stronger. Why would anyone with that basic worldview ever choose to surround themselves with sycophants? Has he been an idiot all along?