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Richard Dawkins Discusses What Leads to a Meaningful Life

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).

The Cover of Richard Dawkins’ Next Book, Brief Candle in the Dark

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:

Reza Aslan Hits Back at Atheists Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher, Says It's 'Idiotic' to Blame Religion for Terrorism

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.

Richard Dawkins Isn't Funny

[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

Christian Pastors Are Being Prosecuted for Preaching the Gospel, While Atheists Like Richard Dawkins Have Freedom to Make 'Horrorific Remarks,' Says UK Politician

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.

Catholic Reporter Discovers That Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett Aren’t As Awful As She Expected

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:

Richard Dawkins come to defense of misogynistic Nobel laureate Tim Hunt

The famed evolutionary biologist doesn't agree with him, but he despises "academic thought police" attacking Hunt

Quickies: Atheist leaders, woman to appear on US $10 bill, and photos of girls working on cars

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 Like the Atheist Version of Ocean’s Eleven…

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...

8 atheist leaders actually worth listening to

Forget Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins. There's a whole lot more to organized atheism than those two

These 2 Pope Francis quotes shows how the Catholic Church is ready to ally with science on climate change — and the stakes are huge

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

8 Awesome Atheist Leaders Who Aren't Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris

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 What the Secular Student Alliance Did for Me

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

Is Richard Dawkins destroying his reputation?

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

The Man Whose Font Was Used to Identify Atheists Worldwide Has Died

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

Deepak Chopra wants to know if Richard Dawkins is ‘intellectually challenged’

last monthNews : The Raw Story

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...

Richard Dawkins Says 'Nones' Often Take Up Beliefs 'Even Worse' Than Religion, Like Those of Deepak Chopra

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.

Richard Dawkins: Deepak Chopra’s spirituality is even worse than religion

last monthNews : The Raw Story

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...

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