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A Former Orthodox Jewish Woman Explains How She Had to Take Her Panties to a Rabbi for Inspection

Katia Aryeh, a former Orthodox Jew, writes in an article for Richard Dawkins' website about how, in addition to honoring the Sabbath and eating kosher, there was another less-discussed aspect of the faith that was truly disturbing: Niddah. Show More Summary

Richard Dawkins’ Recent Public Conversation with Matt Dillahunty Is Now Online

Earlier this month, Richard Dawkins sat down with Matt Dillahunty for a public conversation about science, religion, and politics. Video of that event is now online (and I should point out it took place two days before Election Day)...

Has Trump’s Election Ruined All Our Chances to Reverse Climate Change?

Don’t call them “skeptics.” Richard Dawkins is a skeptic. So was Christopher Hitchens. No — the folks now controlling all three branches of the federal government are deniers and liars, plain and simple. And it starts from the top down. President-elect Donald Trump believes climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese. Why? Who [...]Show More Summary

After Brexit and Trump, Richard Dawkins Urges New Zealand to Embrace Scientists Eager to Move

The United States just elected a man who thinks climate change is a hoax and whose running mate thinks evolution is a hoax. And in Britain, where the European Union funded a good chunk of research, the Brexit vote has left scientists...Show More Summary


I’VE BEEN ENJOYING THE PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK WHO DON’T REALIZE THIS IS A PARODY: Too Far: Dunkin Donuts Holiday Cup Is Richard Dawkins Giving The Finger. Then again, it’s 2016 and what ought to be parody is instead the daily news....

A Night with Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris in Los Angeles

Richard Dawkins was in Los Angeles this week on his latest speaking tour and he was interviewed on stage by Sam Harris. The shows, each of which had about 1,400 people, were sold out. We sent photographers to document the event.

10 Memorable Clips Featuring Richard Dawkins

Here's a video of Richard Dawkins in some of his finest moments:

Some Scientists Critical of 'Fundamentalist Atheist' Richard Dawkins: Rice University Study

British evolutionary biologist and atheist author Richard Dawkins has been accused by British scientists responding to a major new study of misrepresenting them in his attacks and strong criticism of religious beliefs.

Richard Dawkins is Bad for Science, Say Researchers Predisposed to Not Liking Him

In a bizarre new study published in the journal Public Understandings of Science, researchers at Rice University found that a lot of scientists don't like Richard Dawkins because, they argue, he misrepresents science to suit his own agenda. Even though that's not at all what he does.

Most British scientists cited in study feel Richard Dawkins' work misrepresents science

(Rice University) A new Rice University study of British scientists reveals that a majority who mentioned Dawkins' work during research interviews reject his approach to public engagement and said his work misrepresents science and scientists.

Most British scientists cited in study feel Richard Dawkins' work misrepresents science

Controversial British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is well-known for his criticism of religion, but a new Rice University study of British scientists reveals that a majority who mentioned Dawkins' work during research interviews...Show More Summary

Atheist Comedian Julia Sweeney Explains Why Disproving God’s Existence Isn’t Her Focus

In an interview with comedian Julia Sweeney (who will be interviewing Richard Dawkins in two upcoming public events), a reporter from Western Michigan's Revue asked her why she doesn't share the same "religion has to go" attitude of other New Atheists.Her response was excellent.

Altruists Have More Sex

By Tom Jacobs The issue of why people act selflessly has long puzzled evolutionary psychologists. If our behavior is truly driven by Richard Dawkins's famous "selfish gene," why do we waste time and resources helping strangers? New research...Show More Summary

Could Richard Dawkins' New Project Help Atheists Talk to Believers?

Click here for reuse options! A new app called Atheos aims to help non-believers have friendly, thoughtful discussions with people of faith. Modern atheism has a PR problem. For too long, the most outspoken non-believers have been antagonistic, bombastic, and sometimes profoundly embarrassing older white men. Show More Summary

An Atheist from Bangladesh Reflects on The God Delusion and His Slaughtered Colleagues

Raihan Abir, a Bangladeshi atheist who escaped from that country to avoid being murdered by Islamic extremists, wrote an homage to Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion on its tenth anniversary.Don't make the mistake of thinking it's a happy story.

Atheists Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of Richard Dawkins' 'The God Delusion'

Atheist leaders have been celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of Richard Dawkins' best-seller "The God Delusion," credited for leading "countless" of people away from faith.

Atheists Reflect on the Impact of The God Delusion Ten Years After Its Release

It was 10 years ago today when Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion was first published in the UK. The book went on to sell more than 3 million copies and, anecdotally, led countless people away from the religions of their youth. In fact, you could argue that The God Delusion has created more atheists than any other book in history... Show More Summary

How the New Atheist Movement Blew a Big Opportunity to Bring Acceptance to Non-Believers

Click here for reuse options! Notables like Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking are arguing not just for atheism, but against religion. In the mid-2000s, the clash between the forces of religion and the forces of secularism could not have been clearer. Show More Summary

Bill Donohue: Blasphemy Rights Day is Anti-Catholic (and Richard Dawkins is Like a KKK Wizard)

The Catholic League's Bill Donohue, whose blood pressure, I can only assume, has never gone down in his life, says the entire day is a farce in an article for But not before supporting it for just a moment.

Richard Dawkins Foundation Launches 'New Atheist' Fight Against Islamic Extremism

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science has announced that the so-called new atheist movement is set to partner with reform-minded Muslim leaders to tackle extremism and the jihadist movement.

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