richard dawkins

The damage Dawkins has done is cultural rather than personal.
This week, NPR’s Scott Simon spoke with evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins about religion, terrorism, and
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There's no need for releasing the Searchers to find out the cause for the current incredulity about God. At some point in
We must accept material evolution for what it is and our mental and social worlds for what they are. The fact that we know more about the former than the latter does not negate the importance of mind and interaction in shaping who we are and what we can become.
The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.
I concur with the New York Times editorialists who, among others, declared President Obama’s speech in Dallas this week a
In contrast, perceived atheist endorsement of other values such as fairness, loyalty, respect for authority and sanctity
Yes, we care for those we love -- but so do most if not all members of the mammalian class, and no small number of species in other classes as well. Some other mammals are as devoted in their fulfillment of parental obligation as the very best of us.
-fin Perhaps no topic better illustrates the enormous gap between knowledge and ignorance, and its profound importance to
Americans see religion and science as being in conflict, not because elites are engaged in contentious interactions, but because these public representatives of science and religion appear to undermine good debate.
With knighthood comes responsibility, and Sir Patrick Bateson takes the honor seriously. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2003 for his service to biology and continues to serve by advancing public understanding of science, by bringing people together, educating.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm done with Richard Dawkins. As a teenager, the brilliant scientist was among the first to break through my bubble of petty fundamentalism and push me to think critically about the superstitions that envelope our cultures. I miss that guy and have no idea where he went.
Meanwhile, atheists and humanists of color have been going against the white grain to address issues that much of organized