At the recent Aspen Ideas Festival, Richard Dawkins spoke with Jane Shaw of Stanford University about what constitutes a "meaningful life." A lot of it is a preview of his next book, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science (the second half of his autobiography).
In 2013, Richard Dawkins released the first half of his autobiography: An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist.We now have more details on the sequel, the part that will likely focus on his career as a public atheist and communicator of science:
Controversial "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" author, Reza Aslan, has hit back against atheists Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Bill Maher, who've blamed Islam and religion as a whole for violence and terrorism around the world, arguing that conflicts are much more complex than a single cause.
[Content Note: Racism; slavery.]Richard Dawkins has mastered the art of obliquely referencing in really outrageous ways topics that have been in the news, apparently in order to stir up reactions. Here is his latest, riding on recent...Show More Summary
A U.K. politician has asked why some Christian pastors are being prosecuted at court for condemning Islam and calling it "satanic," such as the case of Belfast preacher James McConnell, while atheist author Richard Dawkins can make "horrific remarks" about children with Down syndrome without consequence.
Margery Eagan recently covered an event featuring Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett for Crux (a Catholic publication affiliated with the Boston Globe).She was hoping they'd conform to the nasty stereotypes she had of atheists... but that wasn't the case at all:
The increasingly irrelevant author speaks speaks out
The famed evolutionary biologist doesn't agree with him, but he despises "academic thought police" attacking Hunt
Categories: Skepticism 8 awesome atheist leaders who aren’t Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris – “There’s this pattern with media coverage of organized atheism. When a media outlet decides that atheism is interesting... (Read more...)
It's Yahweh's birthday and he's invited all the other Gods, past and present, to join Him in celebration!But what he doesn't realize is that a band of atheists led by Richard Dawkins is out to destroy them all...
Forget Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins. There's a whole lot more to organized atheism than those two
Science and religion rarely get along. Angry atheist and esteemed biologist Richard Dawkins thinks that religion is for idiots, and philosopher Sam Harris has written that "t here are few modes of thinking less congenial to religious faith than science is." But Pope Francis just proposed an alliance between reason and faith. Show More Summary
Atheism has great leaders, with widely varying points of view. And these eight are the tip of the iceberg. If you've read anything about the blossoming atheist movement, there's a good chance it was about Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris. Show More Summary
This is a guest post written by Dave Churvis as part of Secular Students Week. Dave is Program Manager for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. I first got involved with Secular Student Alliance after transferring colleges.When...Show More Summary
The scientist and bestselling writer has become the face of a new crusading atheism. But even his closest allies worry that his online provocations do more harm than good In Dublin, not long ago, Richard Dawkins visited a steakhouse called Darwin’s. He was in town to give a talk on the origins of...
If you're an atheist and you've ever spent time online, then this symbol probably looks very familiar to you: That scarlet A has been the symbol for Richard Dawkins' Out Campaign and a sort of badge that identifies you as an atheistShow More Summary
Spiritual guru and alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra attacked evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on Twitter this week. Chopra directed a series of tweets at Dawkins after the prominent atheist said he worried some people were abandoning religion only to adopt New Age pseudoscience as...
Atheist author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins said at a recent Skeptics Society Conference at Caltech, California, that although he's glad that the "nones," or religiously unaffiliated people in America, are rising, he fears that unbelievers are taking up worse beliefs, such as those of new-age author and physician Deepak Chopra.
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is glad to hear that religion is on the decline in the United States — unless people are abandoning religion only to adopt other irrational beliefs. During a Skeptics Society’s Conference at Caltech, Dawkins was asked about a recent Pew survey that...