A dominant strain of atheism just loves to throw mud at the religious. Here's why it needs to stop
This week, I published a column in the Guardian arguing that Richard Dawkins’ sexism is overshadowing his contributions to the atheist movement. It got, shall we say, a large reaction. But not all negative, I hasten to add! I was very pleased with the amount of praise and compliments it attracted – I heard from [Read More...]
[Content Note: Threats; misogyny.]Dear People Who Defended Richard Dawkins for Many Years and Are Now Distancing Themselves from Him with Maximum Haste:First of all, I want to say that I'm sorry. It stinks when someone you respect and...Show More Summary
What happens when you ask questions about religion to a bunch of children? Besides making Richard Dawkins cringe as they announce their religious labels, how much about their family's faith do they understand?The Washington Post's PostTV wanted to find out so they brought together 14 kids from various cultures. Show More Summary
It had to be said. My newest column on the Guardian is titled “Richard Dawkins has lost it: he’s now a sexist pig giving atheists a bad name“. It’s about Richard Dawkins’ indefensible regression to gross and ignorant sexism, after a brief period in which it seemed he was flirting with enlightenment regarding the treatment [Read More...]
Image via Flickr user Marty Stone Atheist author, biologist, pioneer of the term "meme," and noted sexist curmudgeon Richard Dawkins let fly a firestorm of tweets about rape this past Friday. Those, along with his statements from the...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Rape apologia; misogyny; gender essentialism.]That, of course, is a rhetorical question. People still listen to Richard Dawkins, despite the fact that he is a misogynist, racist, disablist rape apologist (not a comprehensive...Show More Summary
A new book details the years-long, highly acrimonious feud between self-help guru Deepak Chopra and evolutionary biologist and skeptic Richard Dawkins. According to Salon.com, Tom Roston’s book The Quantum Prophets: Richard Dawkins, Deepak Chopra and the spooky truth about their battle over...
The guru of inner piece says his battle with Richard Dawkins is fueled by anger over his arrogance and posturing
Categories: Feminism Skepticism Tags: Richard Dawkinsvictim-blaming Last night, Mark Oppenheimer posted an article on Buzzfeed about misogyny in the atheist/skeptic movements, and specifically about how men like Michael Shermer have ruined the movement for women. The... (Read more...)
The temptation of utilitarianism. A few weeks back, Richard Dawkins got the Twittersphere up in arms. When a woman asked what she should do with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, Dawkins replied, “Abort it and try again. It would...Show More Summary
Why terrorist attacks so often cause non-believers to abandon reason, science and evidence to blame religion
If you ever visit the internet, you may find yourself suddenly exposed to unwanted doses of Richard Dawkins. Here, we show you how to avoid that. 1) Visit twitter.com/RichardDawkins 2) Click the cog. 3) Click "Block or Report". 4) Pick a reason. 5) Download Block site for Chrome or Firefox (or both). 6) In Block [...]
Apparently, Richard Dawkins' aggressive advocacy for aborting babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome and the potential damage it could inflict on the pro-abortion movement was too much for even the New York Times to handle. On August 20,...Show More Summary
Atheist author Richard Dawkins has further clarified his highly controversial recent comments that it would be "immoral" not to abort a baby with Down syndrome, by stating that if he had such a child, he would "love her dearly." He argued that this does not change the fact, however, that he believes aborting such a child would still be the right choice.
Richard Dawkins reviews Richard Swinburne, Is There a God? (Oxford, 1996) here. What follows are the meatiest excerpts from Dawkins' review together with my critical comments. I have bolded the passages to which I object. (show) Swinburne is ambitious. He...
Atheist writer Richard Dawkins created a firestorm of controversy last week with his comments justifying the abortion of babies with Down syndrome. Now, out of South Africa, comes a story of a woman who is suing because she was unable to abort her baby. A “wrongful birth” claim rests on the assertion by a parent […]
Dr. Kent Brantly, the American physician who contracted Ebola while treating the virus in Liberia, has now fully recovered. A month after falling ill with the famously lethal fever, Brantly is now walking, talking, and returning to business as usual. Show More Summary
Richard Dawkins recently tweeted that knowingly birthing a baby with Down syndrome is immoral. That claim is not only offensive—it’s nonsensical.