Exhilarating, combative narrative of gene’s-eye view of life
Jan 5, 2017 · 22 

Author and Observer writer Robert McCrum loves a good list. Thus he has crafted a definitive selection of essential works of non-fiction, classic titles he believes have had a decisive influence on the shaping of our imagination — economically, socially, culturally and politically. The countdown starts here. His No 10 choice is The Selfish Gene, …

The 11-year-old who gives Richard Dawkins hope
Nov 29, 2016 · 24 

Richard Dawkins and Sidney Johnson, age 11, together recently in Indianapolis. Sidney has read The Greatest Show on Earth and is halfway through The Ancestor’s Tale (2nd Edition). Richard says, “This young American reader, who also asked one of the most intelligent questions after my talk, gives me hope for the future. A Letter from …

Richard Dawkins 2013 – interviewed by Robin Ince – Richard Dawkins Debate
Nov 10, 2016 · 6 

Richard Dawkins interviewed by Robin Ince – 2013

Inexplicable miracle, personally witnessed by Richard Dawkins
Nov 8, 2016 · 16 

by Richard Dawkins

Attempting to learn German
Nov 4, 2016 · 29 

by Richard Dawkins I like to think of my life as governed by rational decisions, but I have to admit that my attempt to learn German in my quixotic seventies is governed more by emotion—an emotion that might strike some as positively irrational. I don’t specifically need German for my life or my work. No, …

Ban the voice-over
Aug 18, 2016 · 42 

By Richard Dawkins Author’s note: An abbreviated version of this article was published in Prospect, Aug. 2016. A legend of uncertain provenance has it that Winston Churchill, addressing a French audience about lessons learned from looking back on his own past, inadvertently raised a laugh: ‘Quand je regarde mon derrière, je vois qu’il est divisé en …

Intelligence Squared- “Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary” [podcast]
Jul 25, 2016 · 17 

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/274911235″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] In the 1960s and 70s, a revolution took place in the way we understand human nature. Out went Marx and Freud, and in came a rational, scientific approach to the way we see ourselves. At the vanguard of that revolution was Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist whose book …

A second referendum is the only way to unite Britain behind Brexit.
Jul 16, 2016 · 89 

by Richard Dawkins   . . .  it is a well established principle of democracy that, in the case of major constitutional changes that are hard to undo, the bar should be set higher than 50%.  Amendments to the US constitution require a two thirds majority in both houses of Congress, ratified by three quarters …

David Cameron’s Reckless Folly
Jul 7, 2016 · 128 

by Richard Dawkins By calling the EU referendum, the Prime Minister played Russian roulette with the country’s future. “You lost. Get over it.” “It’s democracy in action. Suck it up.” Such were the responses that have greeted the many foolish Leave voters who are now saying “It was only a protest vote”; “I didn’t mean …