National Geographic was once something I regarded as a relatively reputable source. At least, I assumed that they engaged in real journalism most of the time. A recent feature article by Gabe Bullard is making me rethink this assessment. Show More Summary
We are all familiar by now with the Richard Dawkins of the world, “atheists” (I put that word in quotes becasue they have a god, just not a supernatural one) who are utterly dismissive of faith. They generally present “scientific” arguments...Show More Summary
Richard Dawkins, still sidelined from public appearances due to a minor stroke, sent out an update on his condition this morning.In short: He's recovering well, working on his next book (a collection of essays), and taking advantage of his mandatory time at home:
Richard Dawkins, one of the headliners for the upcoming Reason Rally, announced today that he won't be able to attend the gathering due to his ongoing health concerns.
Cenk Uygur in 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bill Maher, Maajid Nawaz, Peter Boghossian...I don't know how they do it. I don't know how they stay sane in the face of the near constant barrage of crap that comes their way. Show More Summary
Noting that Richard Dawkins and Cardinal Pell became conveniently ill just as they were mentioned on your blog, we are nervous about doing the same. However, we cannot resist a chance to tell about an unnecessary law written in New Zealand in 1877 that is finally getting challenged in court thanks to our Secular Education Network.
At his 70th birthday party, Richard Dawkins read a poem that appeared at the end of his autobiography Brief Candle in the Dark. It included several allusions to poets and poems that meant a lot to him.Dawkins released a video yesterday in which he read the original poems which formed the basis for his own. So if you like classic poetry, this one's for you:
There's finally resolution in a lawsuit involving some of the leaders of multiple atheist organizations.Last May, Edwina Rogers (below) sued the Secular Coalition for America, her former employer, alleging that SCA leaders wrongfully terminated her and then made defamatory statements about her to the press. Show More Summary
• Last month, I wrote about Richard Dawkins being disinvited from NECSS for sexist comments. I’m disappointed but, in a sign of my cynicism, not overly surprised that NECSS has caved in and reinvited him. Needless to say, I won’t be attending. Ophelia has more, and a follow-up. • In happier news, scientists at the [Read More...]
After spending four days in the hospital in treatment for a hemorrhagic stroke he suffered on Feb. 5, famed atheist Richard Dawkins said he had been under a lot of stress as a result of a controversy which erupted over one of his tweets last month.
For the handful of you still interested, Richard Dawkins has declined to attend the NECSS conference after being invited, then disinvited, then reinvited.He said in a letter to emcee Jamy Ian Swiss, published on his website, that his health prevented him from attending the May conference:
Following news of Richard Dawkins' stroke, the Church of England did what the Church of England does: They tweeted out a prayer for him: The proper response to this tweet would be: That's sweet. The prayers will have no effect whatsoever...Show More Summary
The Church of England says there was nothing insincere about sending prayers for Richard Dawkins, who recently suffered a stroke, and argued that the famed atheist professor has more "nuanced" views than some would suspect.
One of the things Richard Dawkins said in his health update this weekend was that the stroke he had may have been brought about by stress. Stress in his case is often caused by controversy. And he's been the subject of controversy recently...Show More Summary
Categories: Skepticism A couple weeks ago, serial tweet-vomiter Richard Dawkins linked to a distasteful video created by serial harasser Sargon of Akkad. Shortly after, the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS) made the choice to... (Read more...)
Richard Dawkins’ stroke put the atheist community into quite the tizzy. The noted author of The God Delusion suddenly fell ill and some were concerned he might die. While some Christians may want to see Dawkins dead, the Church of England publicly stated they would be praying for Dawkins’ health and his full recovery. Show More Summary
Following his "minor stroke" last week, Richard Dawkins released an audio message yesterday explaining his condition.
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(Richard Dawkins: Wikipedia) Richard Dawkins the famous scientist and atheist activist suffered a stroke last Saturday and some of his followers are upset that Christians may be praying for his recovery. Here’s the story from Christian Today: The 74-year-old announced his "minor stroke" which occured last Saturday in the UK but said he was […]
Famed atheist and author of "The God Delusion," Richard Dawkins, suffered a "minor stroke" on Saturday forcing him to cancel his planned tour of Australia and New Zealand.