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Radio station cancels Richard Dawkins appearance over Islam tweets

A US radio station invited Richard Dawkins to speak about his latest book, and then cancelled the ticketed event over his tweets about Islam. The evolutionary biologist was due to discuss Science in the Soul: Collected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist at a benefit event for KPFA, a listener-funded station in Berkeley, California. Show More Summary

Podcast Ep. 173: Creationists Can’t Do Math, Either

We also discussed the least inspirational Mormon story ever, Richard Dawkins' de-platforming, and how the Boy Scouts may allow girls to join before they ever allow atheists.

Richard Dawkins’ Open Letter to the People Who Canceled His Event

Richard Dawkins has something to say to the Berkeley radio station that canceled his upcoming event because they claim he has "offended and hurt" people with his "abusive speech" against Islam.

Richard Dawkins Event in Berkeley Canceled Due To His “Abusive,” “Hurtful” Words

The hotbed for progressive activism can't seem to handle criticism of Islam and controversial tweets.

Richard Dawkins and Carlo Rovelli on science and culture – books podcast

Two of the world’s foremost scientists discuss how to bridge the divide between the arts and sciences Subscribe and review: iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud and Acast. Join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter This week we’re talking science and culture, and how to bridge the divide between the two, with Richard Dawkins and Carlo Rovelli. Continue reading...

Atheist Richard Dawkins: “Any Fetus is Less Human Than an Adult Pig”

“With respect to those meanings of ‘human’ that are relevant to the morality of abortion, any fetus is less human than an adult pig.” — A tweet from Richard Dawkins, echoing philosopher Peter Singer, who has made the same comparison. Dawkins is probably the world’s most famous, or infamous, proponent of atheism, but a belief […]

"Some of Us Just Go One God Further"

A revised version of an entry from 26 July 2010...................... I've seen the above-captioned quotation attributed to Richard Dawkins. From what I have read of him, it seems like something he would say. The idea, I take it, is...

How Memes Help Form Today’s Culture Around Movies and TV

By Farah Although coined by Richard Dawkins in a pre-WWW 1976, memes have now become inextricably linked with the most popular means of their dissemination: the Internet. Their modern influence is undeniable, with two new features based...Show More Summary

Humanism Isn’t Just About Being Right, It’s About Doing Right

This week, NPR’s Scott Simon spoke with evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins about religion, terrorism, and nontheism. While the interview is compelling overall, Simon makes some insulting statements about nontheists that...Show More Summary

NPR Tiptoes with Staunch Atheist: 'Religion,' Not Islam, Plays a Role In Modern Terrorism

On Saturday morning's Weekend Edition, in the wake of the despicable bombing of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, NPR host Scott Simon welcomed staunch atheist Richard Dawkins, author of (most notably) The God Delusion, to discuss the role of "religion" in terrorism. Show More Summary

Janet Morrisey, Brands Tackle an Online Foe: The Meme

Janet Morrisey, Brands Tackle an Online Foe: The Meme: Janet Morrisey uses the term meme in the new, reduced sense, without mentioning the original and more general Richard Dawkins sense, a cultural touchstone, ‘an idea, behavior, or...Show More Summary

What This Famous Atheist Just Admitted is Blowing EVERYBODY’S Minds!

Richard Dawkins began his career as a biologist, but he quickly became one of the most notorious atheists in existence. His book “The God Delusion” cemented his status as the

Google, Facebook Leaders Join Vision Summit Speaker Lineup

Ahead of the weekend, Unity Technologies announced additional keynote and session speakers for next month’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017. According to a provided statement: Preeminent author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, NASA...Show More Summary

Political Correctness and Balance

Is political correctness slanted, though, toward certain groups? I hear things being said about religious believers which, if you said them about gay people, you would be branded a homophobe and a bigot. For example, Richard Dawkins calls religious people faith-heads, and gets away with it. Show More Summary

Richard Dawkins and Julia Sweeney Discussed Science and Politics the Day After the 2016 Election

Even looking back on the beginning of their discussion, it's appalling how their fears about Donald Trump have manifested over the past several months. And we don't even know the half of it.

Richard Dawkins On Video Games, Brexit, And Trump

Games with what you could call celebrity endorsements are not unknown. But Richard Dawkins: Evolution is something of a different breed. Professor Dawkins is one of the world’s foremost scientists as well as perhaps its greatest populariser of science - fitting into a noble tradition of thinkers who went the extra… Read more...

Why mutating symbiotic thought germs love the web

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https://youtu.be/rE3j_RHkqJc Zoologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in his book on evolution, The Selfish Gene, in 1976. In it, he wrote: Examples of memes are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches. Show More Summary

Christian Pastor, Angry at Planned Parenthood Donations in His Name, Goes After Richard Dawkins

Pastor Greg Locke, the guy whose video about how much he hates Planned Parenthood has inspired many of you to donate to the organization in his name, is back with a request for Richard Dawkins. Somehow, it's even more cringeworthy than the last video.

Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins Condemned Because Alt-Right Likes Them

In the "great rift" that has divided many atheists over the years, guilt by association generally referred to negatively evaluating someone on the basis of who they associate with and/or promote. For example, a blogger who promoted the work of Sam Harris might be judged as "gross and racist" for doing so. Show More Summary

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