Prof. Mo Mojahedi on KPFA Cancelation
Jul 29, 2017

Dear Professor Dawkins‏: Words cannot describe how sad and appalled I was when I heard that KPFA radio station has canceled your previously scheduled event. As a person who was born and grow up in an Islamic culture, as a person who with his own eyes has seen and with his own skin has experienced …

A letter from Elizabeth Loftus, PhD to Quincy McCoy, General Manager of KPFA
Jul 29, 2017 · 6 

July 27, 2017 To: Mr. Quincy McCoy, General Manager of KPFA gm@kpfa.org From: Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D. & Kaleda Denton, Student We just met last night, one of us a professor at UC-Irvine (EL) and another a senior at UCLA (KD), and our conversation turned to the unfortunate events surrounding the disinvitation by KPFA of Richard …

Richard Dawkins Celebrated by Activists and Ex-Muslims at London Conference for Free Expression
Jul 27, 2017 · 6 

written by Alison Bevege When ex-Muslim Bonya Ahmed reached out her hand to accept an award in London on Sunday, it was missing her thumb. Islamists hacked it off in Bangladesh, 2015. She had thrown her arms in front of her husband Avijit Roy to shield him from machetes as a mob cut the life …

Resolution on Richard Dawkins- Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
Jul 25, 2017 · 2 

Resolution on Richard Dawkins The International Conference on Free Expression and Conscience in London, the largest gathering of ex-Muslims in history, is concerned that Richard Dawkins, an invited speaker at the conference, has been de-platformed by the radio station KPFA in Berkeley, California because of his alleged “hurtful” comments on Islam. Professor Dawkins is a …

A Letter from Michael Shermer to KPFA
Jul 24, 2017 · 9 

To: Quincy McCoy, KPFA General Manager, and Laura Prives, KPFA Program Director Dear Quincy and Laura, I am writing to protest the cancellation of the Richard Dawkins event. According to your notification statement “KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech” or “abusive speech” that Dawkins allegedly expressed in his twitter account and other sources. I have known Richard for a …

You win some, you lose some! (KPFA Cancellation)
Jul 21, 2017 · 108 

Richard got a lovely piece of news this week:   And then this came in (apparently you can critiicise religion all you want – except one religion!) Subject: Notification for Richard Dawkins: Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist  Dear Richard Dawkins event ticket buyers, We regret to inform you that KPFA …

Richard Dawkins and Carlo Rovelli on science and culture – books podcast
Jul 12, 2017 · 112 

This week we’re talking science and culture, and how to bridge the divide between the two, with Richard Dawkins and Carlo Rovelli. As well as being the high priest of atheism, Dawkins is also a pioneering scientist. His books have sold more than 8m copies and he’s the only evolutionary biologist to have 1.3 million …

Richard Dawkins: ‘When I see cattle lorries, I think of the railway wagons to Auschwitz’
May 15, 2017 · 1 

This portion of the article has been posted here with permission. Dawkins has a new book out called Science in the Soul, a collection of writing and speeches. While ostensibly an anthology, it would be wrong to say this does not include new work. On some pages, the footnotes he has added on re-reading his …

A Preacher Boy
Apr 6, 2017 · 25 

by Richard Dawkins Can you imagine what it might be like to be homeschooled by fundamentalist parents and then sent to Liberty “University” to round off your education? Can you imagine living in a world where the only argument you ever hear in favour of, or against, a point of view, is a bible quotation? …

Happy 76th Birthday to Richard Dawkins
Mar 26, 2017 · 62 

Richard Dawkins has been an inspiration to countless people from around the world.  From theology and belief toa the amazing wonders of nature discovered by biology, Richard’s work has undoubtedly changed the world for the better. Please join us in wishing Richard a wonderful 76th birthday by leaving your well-wishes in the comments below.

A Letter to Richard from Korea
Feb 17, 2017 · 7 

This lovely letter is an example of the kind of thing that makes it all worthwhile. It must have been among those handed to me at one of my book signings in Korea, and I have only just found it while unpacking. It is unsigned so I can’t thank the author personally, although I would …

Richard Dawkins and the Need for a New Science Populism
Jan 13, 2017 · 11 

With the publication of The God Delusion in 2006, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins thrust himself to the forefront of the modern atheist movement. That book has since sold over three million copies and been translated into 30 different languages. The Oxford University professor is the embodiment of the concept of the public intellectual, his activities …