When Demons Are Real
Feb 19, 2014

Discussion by: Kwaku Asante Witchcraft superstition has become a major problem in many African countries especially Ghana where witchcraft superstition and persecution is so high. The availability of witch camps in the country  reflects the seriousness of the problem and how deeply rooted the belief in witchcraft is in the country. Last time I came …

What Would You Expect To See (or Not See) In Nature If I.D Was Fact?
Feb 17, 2014

Discussion by: RDfan Tones of evidence — from comparative genetics, the fossil record, the geographical distribution of species, radiometric dating of fossils in sedimentary rocks — come together to confirm the fact of Evolution.  But what if the opposite was true; that Intelligent Design was a fact? Leaving aside the many arguments against I.D, let's try to imagine what we would expect to see, …

What Would You Expect To See (or Not See) In Nature If I.D Was Fact?
Feb 17, 2014

Discussion by: RDfan Tones of evidence — from comparative genetics, the fossil record, the geographical distribution of species, radiometric dating of fossils in sedimentary rocks — come together to confirm the fact of Evolution.  But what if the opposite was true; that Intelligent Design was a fact? Leaving aside the many arguments against I.D, let's try to imagine what we would expect to see, …

Atheism, Relgion and the importance of Secularism in India
Feb 16, 2014

Discussion by: kevinkuriakose I’m 21 and I study architecture at the University of Edinburgh, and I love to draw but I’m not too keen on writing. Anyway I’ll give it a go. Coming to the UK to study architecture, and meeting new people has made me realise how poisonous religion is to science, reason and …

Legality of human cloning
Feb 15, 2014

Discussion by: DiscoDad I was reading on New Scientist about the ethics of cloning in light of the possible breakthrough in creating totipotent stem cells. There are of course laws and international treaties against reproductive cloning of humans, but it wasn't clear from what I have been able to find online what the penalties would …

Could humans adapt or “evolve” to changing global climate?
Feb 14, 2014

Discussion by: Evie123 I'm totally novice in scientific understanding/topics/etc..   It terms of how we see evolution as a long and gradual process, it would seem that the time (howeverlong) leading up to extreme global temperatures would kill us before we would have a chance to adapt. However, there have been instances where a specific evolving …

Challenging religious belief is not enough when individual self interest depends on it
Feb 13, 2014

Discussion by: markchapman289 The Sociology of religion? I thought that the problem with challenging religion was that it's irrationality may not just be vested in it's beliefs but also by the fact that various self interested parties depend on it. And these interests defend it against those that may challenge it or offer an alternative. …

Why the altruism?
Feb 12, 2014

Discussion by: fshamas5 I am seriously concerned about one question that doesn't seem to fit into the theory of evolution. If we ascertain evolutionary process as "survival of the fittest" what room does it leave for explanation of altruism. It must be maintained that altruism or as I call it care for another species, that …

Why is it so hard not to pray in difficult times?
Feb 12, 2014

Discussion by: joeyisared I am an atheist. If people asked me what my creed is, I would refer them to the mission statement of the Richard Dawkins Foundation.   Our Mission "Our mission is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, …

Abid Ali, Converts, Tue, Feb 11 2014 #(2230)
Feb 11, 2014

Mr.Dear Richard Sir, Humbly and respectfully I would like to introduce myself as I am Abid Ali from India (Kolkata). I am a product of an orthodox Muslim family and was very religious too, but in 2009 when I read your ‘God Delusion’, it shuddered me completely. Generally, the views about atheist are very negative …

Convert From Islam to Christianity, Tue, Feb 11 2014 #(2340)
Feb 11, 2014

Greetings in Christian faith I was born into Islam, but 17 years ago, my eyes were opened to the objective truths of the Judeo-Christian Gospel. Yes, you read that right, Christ actually existed in the Old Testament as he did in the New, today, and for all eternity. There are over 300 Messianic prophecies of …

Atheism, Converts, Tue, Feb 11 2014 #(2341)
Feb 11, 2014

Professor Dawkins, It is an honor to send you this eLetter. You are an amazing inspiration to atheists and questioning theists. I am currently reading your book “The God Delusion,” and I am loving every page! It would be great if you could come speak at Cleveland State University, or Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, …