Blog Posts - Richard Dawkins



The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals

The Science that Separates Us     Thomas Suddendorf teaches psychology at the University of Queensland. Three years ago, he published a book, The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals. The title alone would clue you in … C...
by How to be saved on Jul 21, 2016

Camping Season

Summer is the time for camp. I’m not into extreme sports, like sleeping outdoors in the snow, so in my mind, summer is the time for camp. While in college I spent two summers as a counselor for the Western … Continue reading →...

Camping Season

Summer is the time for camp. I’m not into extreme sports, like sleeping outdoors in the snow, so in my mind, summer is the time for camp. While in college I spent two summers as a counselor for the Western … Continue reading →...

Elon Musk, Computer Simulations and Transhumanism: Atheists Are Getting Religion

A virtual world? Image courtesy of Maurizio Pesce, Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0). Joel Kontinen Are atheists embracing religious belief? Writing in The Spectator, journalist Daniel Jackson thinks that they are. But it is not a theistic faith the...
by Joel Kontinen on Jun 18, 2016

Darwin Day Is Coming: And Richard Dawkins Would Call Evolution Fact

The BBC reminds listeners (and readers) that Darwin Day is just around the corner. Joel Kontinen Richard Dawkins has recently made more headlines by tweeting and re-tweeting questionable content than by anything even remotely resembling science.
by Joel Kontinen on Feb 11, 2016

The anti-regressives: part 2

For those who are interested, here is first part of this series. As other writers will likely attest, sometimes when sitting down to put pen to paper — or more accurately, keyboard to word processor — as I...
by Our Daily Train on Jan 27, 2016

Internet overlord of obscurantism

In his seemingly limitless propensity for thick-headedness and mischaracterizations, PZ Myers is at it again, skewing points that Richard Dawkins made about Islam recently on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” — or apparently ju...
by Our Daily Train on Nov 29, 2015

Muslim apologist: ‘Let’s assume I’m wrong;’ Dawkins, ‘Yeah, let’s’

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by Our Daily Train on Oct 22, 2015

Islam and the failure of western liberalism, redux, and the regressive left

Several developments have taken place in the four weeks or so since I echoed the arguments of Sam Harris and others that western liberalism, infected by a hyper-political correctness and intellectual dishonesty run amok, has...
by Our Daily Train on Oct 21, 2015

Doubting Dawkins

A recent Guardian introspective on Richard Dawkins reminded me of the dangers of idolatry. Dawkins, an internationally known intellectual pugilist, the article by Carole Cadwalladr intimates, is as human as the next guy when you can catch him off the...

Book review: ‘The Selfish Gene’

For readers who are new to books on biology, evolution and natural selection, I would recommend reading Dawkins’ other works, “The Blind Watchmaker” and “The Greatest Show on Earth” before tackling this one. In “Th...
by Our Daily Train on Sep 13, 2015

අන්තර්ජාතික නාස්තික වාදීන් සමග මුස්ලිම් අයගේ විවාදය

by obataislam on Jun 25, 2015

God or Natural Law: A False Dichotomy

A few weeks ago someone showed me a newspaper article entitled “New theory could prove how life began and disprove God”, which was published in the UK newspaper The Independent. Now I have, of course, heard media pronouncements of the nature pu...
by MandM on May 29, 2015

There is a Church of Bacon, and it’s under attack

Disregard getting hitched by a fat Elvis impersonator – you can now get hitched by a bacon minister from the Church of Bacon. In any case the sizzling celebrants are under assault from spoilsports and eavesdroppers, some of whom are in all lik...

What Richard Dawkins Teaches Us about God

Many Christians get angry at prominent atheist Richard Dawkins because he speaks out so forcibly against Christianity, God, and the Bible. It’s silly, really, to get angry at such an angry man, one whose bias against God is so strong, … C...
by Middle Aged Plague on Apr 17, 2015

Skeptic group publicly shuns PZ Myers for ‘harmful and hateful rhetoric’

“That shepherd of Internet trolls.” — Sam Harris on PZ Myers *** I haven’t read PZ Myers for years because his scorched-earth brand of criticism, whereby he abuses the wide influence he has at Free Thought Blogs — particularly a...
by Our Daily Train on Apr 9, 2015

Those ‘devil worshiping’ nonbelievers must be up to no good

I’ve only gotten through five minutes of CNN’s special tonight on atheism, and already the tone has taken a negative turn. Here is an exchange between Richard Dawkins and a journalist: Interviewer: What is it about atheism that rocks so...
by Our Daily Train on Mar 24, 2015

"This Is How I Answer..."

“After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending ou...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Mar 2, 2015

El gen egoísta, Richard Dawkins

  El gen egoísta. Las bases biológicas de nuestra conducta, Richard Dawkins “Somos máquinas de supervivencia, autómatas programados a ciegas con el fin de perpetuar la existencia de los egoístas genes que albergamos en nuestras célul...
by booksmedicos on Jan 30, 2015

SCIENTIFIC POSITIVISM FALLACY

Conservatives are constantly held up by progressives as superstitious, irrational, bigoted people and sworn enemy of science. Who leads the charge of such accusations? The priests of scientific positivism. A small caste that instead of applying the s...


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