“Jewish child”? “Muslim child”? “Christian child”?
Aug 3, 2018 · 32 

Cultural Tradition has its place, but that place is not in factual education. By Richard Dawkins My oft-repeated (some might say too oft) point about the absurdity – indeed wickedness – of labelling children with the religion of their parents (“Would you speak of a ‘Postmodernist child’, or a ‘Gramscian Marxist child’?”) is usually effective. …

Can the Electoral College system be reformed?
Feb 9, 2018 · 320 

by Richard Dawkins Donald Trump was surely right when he said, in 2012, “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy . . . A total sham and a travesty”. And he confirmed his sensible view on November 13th, 2016 (after winning the election by the Electoral College system, but losing the popular vote) …

The Economist The Economist asks: Richard Dawkins
Nov 3, 2017 · 2 

Anne McElvoy and Jan Piotrowski ask one of the world’s best-known evolutionary biologists whether science can guide us through a turbulent world of post-truth. Can there really be an objective truth, or will our existing biases win out?

An exchange on abortion
Nov 1, 2017 · 267 

Richard Dawkins 24 Oct 2017   I had tweeted an invitation to attend lectures in various parts of Britain by Saba Douglas-Hamilton, who grew up among wild African elephants while her father, Iain Douglas-Hamilton was conducting his pioneering studies of their ecology and behaviour, and he and his wife Oria were fighting the poachers. Saba’s …

How Richard Dawkins became the Scarlet Pimpernel for atheists fleeing religious persecution
Sep 12, 2017

By Russell Leadbetter IN February 2015, Dr Avijit Roy, a prominent atheist blogger, and his wife, Rafida Bonya Ahmed, were brutally set upon by Islamic extremists wielding machetes in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka. The couple were leaving a book fair at the city’s University when they were bodily dragged from a bicycle rickshaw and attacked. Dr …

Dawkins Carries Forward The Lamp Of Science In His Latest, And It Burns Just As Bright
Sep 5, 2017 · 1 

by Aravindan Neelakandan Richard Dawkins is one of the best science popularisers of our times. He is also an eminent evolutionary biologist. Starting from his book Selfish Gene in 1976, for more than four decades, he has made science a part of popular culture in an uncompromising way. A staunch Darwinian, he is the no-nonsense science …

Richard Dawkins – Red in Tooth and Claw – Think Again – a Big Think Podcast #112
Aug 29, 2017 · 4 

Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. Since 2015, the Think Again podcast has been taking us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Today’s guest is internationally best-selling author, speaker, and passionate advocate …

The story of The Selfish Gene
Aug 15, 2017

Michael Rodgers, my editor for a number of my books, published his inside story in the latest issue of LOGOS. Click here to download and read it in full.

Richard Dawkins Offers Advice for Donald Trump, and Other Wisdom
Aug 10, 2017 · 146 

By John Horgan Richard Dawkins, the biologist and author, is complicated. I reached this conclusion in 2005 when I participated in a fellowship for journalists organized by the pro-religion Templeton Foundation. Ten of us spent several weeks at the University of Cambridge listening to 18 scientists and philosophers point out areas where science and religion …

Richard Dawkins in conversation with Dave Rubin- 8/8/2017
Aug 9, 2017 · 78 

Check out Richard Dawkins with Dave Rubin at the 92nd Street Y. In his characteristically witty, brilliant fashion, the legendary biologist and public intellectual is calling on all of us to stand up for “the scientific way of thinking” — an approach based on evidence and logic rather than gut feelings and prejudices. Dawkins’ new …

Why I Admire Richard Dawkins by Iona Italia
Jul 30, 2017 · 38 

Written by Iona Italia Yesterday I learned that Richard Dawkins was de-platformed from a speaking event at liberal radio station KPFA in the town of Berkeley, where he was scheduled to talk about his new book, Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Atheist. The organizer canceled his talk because of his “comments on …

Letter from cancelled event attendee
Jul 29, 2017 · 1 

Dear KPFA,  I am quite disappointed and concerned that Richard Dawkins was disinvited from speaking at the KPFA event that was to be held August 9, 2017 in Berkeley. My partner and I were looking forward to attending. I am familiar with many of Dawkins’s ideas through his writings, documentaries, debates, and interviews. He has proved to …