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  • Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins says Harry Potter Author, JK Rowling being 'bullied' by trans activists: 'There are 2 sexes'

    03/22/2023 7:35:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2023 | Ryan Foley
    Atheist evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has defended Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling from the criticism she has received for her pushback against the efforts of trans activists to “pretend biology doesn’t exist.”Dawkins appeared on the program “Piers Morgan Uncensored” Monday, where he and host Piers Morgan discussed a suggestion from a group of scientists to abandon the use of “gendered” terms such as man, woman, mother and father.Morgan denounced the effort to “degender and neutralize language,” lamenting that “they’re doing it from a completely false pretext that you can somehow pretend biology doesn’t exist, particularly when it comes to someone’s...
  • Scientist Richard Dawkins Rejects Woke Calls to Purge Terms 'Male,' 'Female': Only Response Is 'Ridicule'

    02/18/2023 1:01:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 18, 2023 | Alexander Hall
    The outspoken atheist declared, 'I shall continue to use every one of the prohibited words'Evolutionary biologist and famed atheist author Richard Dawkins blasted woke culture demanding reform within the scientific community. An organization known as the EBB Language Project was reportedly launched to compile a list of "problematic words" identified by U.S. and Canadian scientists as harmful, suggesting alternate terms to be used instead. "On Tuesday, academics working in ecology and evolutionary biology called for the avoidance of words such as male, female, man, woman, mother, father, alien, invasive, exotic and race," The U.K.-based Telegraph reported. "Instead, they encouraged the...
  • Richard Dawkins vows 'I'll use every one' after scientists condemn words including 'male' and 'female'

    02/15/2023 8:03:10 PM PST · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2/15/23
    Project that called for phasing out of non-inclusive language deserves contemptuous ridicule, says eminent biologist. Richard Dawkins has vowed to "use every one of the prohibited words" that scientists have called to be phased out because they are no longer inclusive. On Tuesday, academics working in ecology and evolutionary biology called for the avoidance of words such as male, female, man, woman, mother, father, alien, invasive, exotic and race. Instead, they encouraged the use of terms such as "sperm-producing" or "egg producing" or "XY/XX individual" to avoid "emphasising hetero-normative views". But Prof Dawkins, the eminent evolutionary biologist and author of...
  • Sadly, an Honest Creationist

    12/29/2001 5:05:05 PM PST · by cantfindagoodscreenname · 358 replies · 1,969+ views ^ | Richard Dawkins
    Sadly, an Honest Creationist by Richard Dawkins The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 21, Number 4. Creation “scientists” have more need than most of us to parade their degrees and qualifications, but it pays to look closely at the institutions that awarded them and the subjects in which they were taken. Those vaunted Ph.D.s tend to be in subjects such as marine engineering or gas kinetics rather than in relevant disciplines like zoology or geology. And often they are earned not at real universities, but at little-known Bible colleges deep in Bush country. There are, however, a ...
  • British scientist Richard Dawkins is stripped of his Humanist Of The Year award after comparing transgender people to race faker Rachel Dolezal

    04/21/2021 3:17:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2021 | Bhvishya Patel
    Richard Dawkins has been stripped of his 'Humanist of the Year' title after comparing transgender people to the American activist Rachel Dolezal - who posed as a black woman for more than ten years. The American Humanist Association (AHA) revoked its honour from the evolutionary biologist, 80, after he appeared to question whether people could choose their gender. The move comes 25 years after the evolutionary biologist, whose books include The God Delusion and The Selfish Gene, received the honour for his 'significant contributions' as a science communicator.
  • Outgrowing Richard Dawkins’ God Delusions

    10/09/2019 2:15:19 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 13 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 9, 2019 | Tom Gilson
    Outgrowing Richard Dawkins’ God Delusions Richard Dawkins, one-time leader of the now-fracturing New Atheist movement, has just released another anti-God book, Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide. It’s a sad display of what can happen when an influential scientist thinks the whole intellectual world exists inside his own head. It’s not just that I disagree with Dawkins’ conclusions. I certainly do; but there’s another problem he ought to care about himself. He makes faith look ridiculous by misrepresenting it, yet without even seemingly knowing that’s what he’s doing. He’s oblivious. Not a good sign for a man of his influence.He should  know...
  • Translators aim to bring Richard Dawkins’s books on atheism and evolution to a Muslim audience

    03/18/2019 8:58:18 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 03/13/19 | Julie Zauzmer
    In the introduction to his 2006 book “The God Delusion,” author Richard Dawkins boldly declares his goal: “If this book works as I intend, religious readers who open it will be atheists when they put it down.” It is a goal that has meant Dawkins’s books have courted controversy ever since. Now, a group of translators wants to get Dawkins’s books in front of a new group of religious readers: Muslim readers, in Muslim-majority countries where atheism is rare. “If you get enough people to talk about these ideas, if you convince people it’s okay to think about religion, to...
  • Richard Dawkins Planning Atheism Books for Children and Teens to Stop 'Religious Indoctrination'

    09/05/2018 6:36:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Famed atheist Richard Dawkins continues to see belief in God as a threat to humanity and his latest effort to counter it is more books about atheism. But this time, it's not adults he wants to speak to but children and teenagers. According to recent tweets, the scientist and 'God Delusion' author has two new books in the pipeline, Outgrowing God, which will be about atheism for teenagers, and a second one with the working title of 'Atheism for Children' that will be illustrated. He explained in tweets this week that his 'Atheism for Children' book is not intended to...
  • Richard Dawkins To Bring His Atheist Crusade To The Middle East

    03/22/2018 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/20/18
    Author Richard Dawkins announced a new initiative to bring atheism to the Middle East Tuesday, giving away free copies of his book “The God Delusion” in Islamic countries. Dawkins has long been a critic of all religions, but has been especially vocal in his dislike for Islam, calling it “the most evil religion in the world.” Now, he’s translating several books, including his famous atheist manifesto, “The God Delusion,” into several predominantly Muslim languages: Arabic, Urdu, Farsi and Indonesian, The Guardian reported. “We are choosing languages, not countries,” said Dawkins. “The pdfs may, of course, be downloaded by anybody in...
  • Richard Dawkins event cancelled over his 'abusive speech against Islam'

    07/25/2017 5:01:17 AM PDT · by Cronos · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 July 2017 | Alison Flood
    ‘Why is it fine to criticise Christianity but not Islam? … Richard Dawkins. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian Richard Dawkins has denied using “abusive speech against Islam” after a California radio station cancelled a book event with the scientist, citing his comments on Islam, which it said had “offended and hurt … so many people”. ..Dawkins, the author of anti-religious polemic The God Delusion, called the decision “truly astonishing”, and a “matter of personal sorrow”. He had listened to KPFA “almost every day” when he lived in Berkeley for two years, he said, and had previously been grateful...
  • Richard Dawkins Event in Berkeley Canceled Due To His “Abusive,” “Hurtful” Words

    07/21/2017 7:30:37 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    While that website doesn’t offer any reason for the cancellation, Jerry Coyne notes that people who had bought tickets received a more detailed email with this explanation: We regret to inform you that KPFA has canceled our event with Richard Dawkins. We had booked this event based entirely on his excellent new book on science, when we didn’t know he had offended and hurt — in his tweets and other comments on Islam, so many people. KPFA does not endorse hurtful speech. While KPFA emphatically supports serious free speech, we do not support abusive speech. We apologize for not having...
  • Famous Atheist Richard Dawkins Posts Brutal Critique of Ahmed ‘Clock Kid’ Mohamed...

    11/25/2015 5:03:38 PM PST · by beaversmom · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 25, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Notable atheist Richard Dawkins set off a Twitter firestorm Tuesday when he posted a comparison of the "Clock Kid" to an Islamic State child terrorist. Dawkins' controversial post came after news broke that Ahmed Mohamed and his family are suing the city of Irving, Texas, and the boy's former school for $15 million over his arrest following Ahmed's decision to bring a "homemade clock" to school that resembled a bomb. Tweeting a link to an article regarding an Islamic State child terrorist executing a grown man by beheading, Dawkins said, "'But he's only a kid.' Yes, a 'kid' old enough...
  • Richard Dawkins Compared Clock Boy to ISIS

    11/25/2015 9:11:02 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 17 replies
    CNNV ^ | 11/25/15 | Tim Hume
    Eminent British scientist Richard Dawkins has sparked a firestorm of criticism on social media by comparing Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager whose school project was mistaken for a bomb, to a young ISIS killer. Dawkins, a leading voice in the atheist movement, was reacting to news that the Mohamed family was demanding $15 million in damages and an apology from city and school officials in Irving, Texas, over their treatment of the teen.
  • Richard Dawkins: The state needs to ‘protect’ children from religion...and their parents

    03/05/2015 11:56:59 AM PST · by wagglebee · 110 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/4/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    DUBLIN, March 4, 2015 ( – The government needs to protect children from the religious views of their own parents, according to popular atheist writer Richard Dawkins.His speaking partner went further, comparing parents instilling their religious views in their children could be compared to denying them medical treatment.In an interview prior to a speech at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, last week, Dawkins told the media that parents have too much influence in their children's education, especially when it comes to religion.“There is a balancing act and you have to balance the rights of parents and the rights of children,...
  • Atheist Group Excommunicates Richard Dawkins for Transgender Heresy

    04/21/2021 7:55:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/21/2021 | Tyler O' Neill
    Sometimes, atheists can be downright religious. On Monday, the American Humanist Association (AHA), which advocates for a “nontheistic worldview,” turned on one of the most prominent atheists in the world, Richard Dawkins. The AHA rescinded an award it gave Dawkins back in 1996, apparently for the heresy of raising questions about transgender identity.The AHA awarded Dawkins the Humanist of the Year Award in 1996, recognizing the atheist evolutionary biologist as “an exemplar of humanist values.” AHA cited the “communication of scientific concepts to the public” as a vital part of giving that award to Dawkins, who had published the influential...
  • Richard Dawkins Stripped Of Top Humanist Award For Using Science To ‘Demean Marginalized Groups’

    04/20/2021 5:47:55 AM PDT · by ScubaDiver · 50 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/20/2021 | Robert Hart
    The American Humanist Association (AHA) has revoked its top “Humanist of the Year” honor from British biologist and noted atheist Richard Dawkins for the academic’s history of demeaning marginalized groups under “the guise of scientific discourse,” the group announced Monday, pointing to a recent statement that questions the validity of transgender people and suggests Black identity can be “assumed when convenient.”
  • Christian Apologist Responds to Atheist Richard Dawkins Old Testament 'Genocide' Claim

    10/31/2019 7:38:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2019 | By Justin L. Ayoub
    Christian apologist William Craig has offered a response to atheist intellectual Richard Dawkins who called him "a deplorable apologist for genocide" in his column last week.In a speech at the Sheldonian Theater at Oxford University on Tuesday, Craig responded to Dawkins' allegations during the question and answer session.“There was no racial war here, no command to kill them all,” he said, alluding to extermination of the Canaanites in the Old Testament, “the command was to drive them out.”He then said: “I would say that God has the right to give and take life as He sees fit. Children die all...
  • Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web

    05/08/2018 8:11:40 AM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    NY Times | 05-08-2018 | Bari Weiss
    ...But as the members of the Intellectual Dark Web become genuinely popular, they are also coming under more scrutiny. On April 21, Kanye West crystallized this problem when he tweeted seven words that set Twitter on fire: “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.” Candace Owens, the communications director for Turning Point USA, is a sharp, young, black conservative — a telegenic speaker with killer instincts who makes videos with titles like “How to Escape the Democrat Plantation” and “The Left Thinks Black People Are Stupid.” Mr. West’s praise for her was sandwiched inside a longer thread that referenced many...
  • Richard Dawkins: ‘Benign’ Christianity is About to be Replaced by ‘Something Worse’ – Islam

    03/25/2018 5:55:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 58 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/23/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    UNITED KINGDOM, March 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Despite his years of denouncing religion, Richard Dawkins does not welcome a European future without Christianity. On Wednesday, the atheist author and evolutionary biologist warned those inclined to “rejoice at the death throes of the relatively benign Christian religion” to keep in mind the danger of "something worse" taking its place. That worse alternative, Dawkins suggests, is Islam, which he has previously called “the most evil religion in the world.” Dawkins was reacting to a Guardian report on recent polling that shows 70% of people in the United Kingdom between the ages of...
  • He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations [tr]

    02/23/2018 6:02:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 22, 2018 | Peter Aldhous, Azeen Ghorayshi, and Virginia Hughes
    When Melody Hensley first met Lawrence Krauss, she was a 29-year-old makeup artist at a department store, and he was one of her intellectual idols. She ran an atheist website in her spare time and had just started volunteering for the Center for Inquiry (CFI), a nonprofit group committed to promoting science and reason above faith. She was hoping to build a career in the burgeoning “skeptics” movement, and Krauss was one of its brightest luminaries. At a CFI event in November 2006, Krauss asked Hensley for her card, and later, as she was leaving, asked her if she was...