When he wrote his 2006 best-seller, The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins expected to accomplish two aims that have proved to be remarkable failures. The first aim was social. He wanted to attract a horde of doubters, fence-sitters, and agnostics to gather their courage and join the atheist ranks. Show More Summary
YES, BECAUSE RICHARD DAWKINS IS ALWAYS CALLING FOR HIS FOLLOWERS TO BEHEAD THE BELIEVERS: “British fears about Islamists and Saudi fears about atheists are two sides of the same coin.” If they’re two sides, at any rate, they’re two very different sides.
Reza Aslan, author of the controversial nonfiction work "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," said in a recent column that atheist public figures like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Bill Maher don't accurately represent atheism.
Categories: Featured Religion Tags: atheismfeminismhumanismIslamophobiaRichard Dawkinssocial justice I sat down to write this piece on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day when my trans friends mourn the losses of members of their community due to hate... (Read more...)
By now, you've no doubt read the interview with Jaden and Willow Smith. The kids, born into wealth to famous parents, gave laugh-out-loud answers to the New York Times and clearly thought they were way more intelligent than they actually sounded. Show More Summary
Last night at dinner with a group of officers from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, Oxford Professor and legendary evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asked me to explain why I signed up to be a Trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Show More Summary
In his book The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins says: I don’t know who it was first pointed out that, given enough time, a monkey bashing away at random on a typewriter could produce all the works of Shakespeare. The operative phrase is, of course, given enough time. Let us limit the task facing our monkey […]
In an interview with HuffPost Live on Tuesday, author and self-proclaimed spiritual leader Deepak Chopra attacked atheist Richard Dawkins for being an “adolescent” in debates about spirituality. Host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani began by reading an excerpt from Chopra’s book, The...
Eminent biologist E.O. Wilson says that most biologists now reject the "selfish gene" theory. Predictably, Richard Dawkins is upset and says that Wilson needs to re-read one of Dawkins' books from the early 1980s in order to understand what's happening in 2014. Read more...
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The co-creator of "The Unbelievers," a documentary made with Richard Dawkins, believes religion could disappear
The man comedian Russell Brand recently christened an “atheistic tyrant,” Richard Dawkins, as well as noted evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne and the Freedom from Religion Foundation, are asking Georgia Southern University (GSU) to investigate one of its history professors for...
Last year, the comedy actor and activist Russell Brand did an eleven-minute interview with BBC Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman that was a bit of Rorschach test of one's political sensibilities. Brand had full-scale political revolution onShow More Summary
Richard Dawkins suggested earlier this month that humanity needs to broadcast a “cosmic tombstone” so that future civilizations can learn what we were about, in the event of our collective demise. It isn’t a terrible idea, or even a terribly new idea, but it raises some interesting...
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is campaigning for his nephew, Zach Dasher, who is running for congress. Dasher — the Duck Dynasty clansman who blamed the Sandy Hook massacre on Richard Dawkins and claimed “YOLO” was an atheist conspiracy — released a campaign advertisement featuring his famous uncle… In the short video, “Duck Commander” Phil [...]
Republican House candidate Zach Dasher — the Duck Dynasty clansman who blamed the Sandy Hook massacre on Richard Dawkins and claimed “YOLO” was an atheist conspiracy — released a campaign advertisement featuring his famous uncle, Hemant Mehta reports. In the short video,...
Physicist Lawrence Krauss is the author of such books as A UNIVERSE FROM NOTHING and THE PHYSICS OF STAR TREK. The new documentary film, THEUNBELIEVERS, follows him and Richard Dawkins as they travel the world arguing in favor of atheism. This interview first appeared on Wired.com’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.
Bestselling author Karen Armstrong's panoramic survey of the history of faith and war disproves an atheist canard
Has atheist evangelist Richard Dawkins met his match in an 8 year-old Down Syndrome boy?
The evolutionary biologist wants there to be a record of Shakespeare, Bach and more after we're extinct