Religious right extremism, new atheists & late-night mockery have religion on the run. American secularism's rising
Back in October, a group of science advocates including Jerry Coyne and Richard Dawkins, with the help of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, wrote a letter to Georgia Southern University.It turned out that History professor Dr. Emerson T. McMullen (below) was teaching courses in which he advocated Creationism.
Atheist professor and author Richard Dawkins has said that it is faith in God that makes organized groups capable of great acts of evil, such as the Pakistan school massacre earlier this week where the Taliban killed 132 children and nine staff members.
The stereotypical atheist is usually a white guy -- Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Maher, to name a few -- but there's been a push over the past several years to go beyond that, to promote the views of atheists who are women,...Show More Summary
Richard Dawkins, noted Oxford biologist and outspoken atheist, warned people against living a life led by Darwinian principles During a recent event at the Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Dawkins issued a warning against usingShow More Summary
Following up on our little contretemps in September, Richard Dawkins has granted an interview to Kimberly Winston of Religion News Service about the remarks that have made him infamous to pro-social-justice atheists. And although he seems a bit chastened, he insists he has no regrets: “I don’t take back anything that I’ve said,” Dawkins said [Read More...]
A couple of weeks ago, Richard Dawkins spoke at Kennesaw State University in Tennessee. Video of that conversation, including Q&A, is now online:
The prominent evolutionary biologist told a crowd he wasn't aware that discrimination against men was a problem
The evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins addressed some political topics during a recent event at Kennesaw State University, including the importance of feminism to science and the role of evolutionary theory in politics. During the event on November 21, Kennesaw’s Michael L. Sanseviro...
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