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Rats Manipulated to be Attracted to Cats

Richard Dawkins - RichardDawkins.net - 19 August 2012 Comments

I devoted a whole chapter of The Extended Phenotype to parasites manipulating their hosts to assist the parasites into the next stage of their life cycle. There's a large literature on this, which...

TAGGED: BEHAVIOR, RICHARD DAWKINS

No Precedent? Then Set One!

Richard Dawkins - RichardDawkins.net - 17 August 2012 Comments

I can hardly bear to see poor Tony Nicklinson's face as he hears the news that he is not allowed to die. I am ashamed of my country and its laws. Here's part of The Independent's account ...

TAGGED: RICHARD DAWKINS

It's What Moral Philosophers Do

Richard Dawkins - RichardDawkins.net - 08 August 2012 Comments

For a Polish translation see below Intellectuals must sometimes venture into realms of the counter-intuitive – and it may be unpopular. When I was debating Cardinal Archbishop Pell in Sydney, he...

TAGGED: MORALITY, PHILOSOPHY, RICHARD DAWKINS

Science and Theology, Mystery and Wonder

Mike Aus - RichardDawkins.net - 21 July 2012 Comments

Geckos abound here in Houston during the summer. It is a wonder to observe them leap and climb vertically on virtually any type of surface. Until recently this unique ability was one of the...

TAGGED: RELIGION, SCIENCE

Is America a Christian Nation? or One Nation Under the Constitution?

Sean Faircloth - RichardDawkins.net - 29 June 2012 Comments

Some thoughts as you get ready for the upcoming US 4th of July holiday The book "Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It" is available in...

TAGGED: POLITICS, RELIGION

Religious Extremism In Public Schools: R. Elisabeth Cornwell & Sean Faircloth interview author Katherine Stewart

Katherine Stewart, R. Elisabeth Cornwell, Sean Faircloth - RichardDawkins.net - 23 June 2012 Comments

Update 6/22 RDF presents two interviews with Katherine Stewart, the author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children. The first, with Elisabeth Cornwell,...

TAGGED: CHILDREN, EDUCATION, INTERVIEWS, R. ELISABETH CORNWELL, SEAN FAIRCLOTH

The Ancestor’s Trail – 25/26 August 2012 - with Keynote Address by Richard Dawkins

Chris Jenord - RichardDawkins.net - 07 June 2012 19 Comments

Join The Ancestor's Trail as it recreates a symbolic journey backwards in evolutionary time through the Quantock Hills in Somerset. The weekend starts with a keynote talk by Richard Dawkins, and...

TAGGED: BIOLOGY, EVOLUTION, RICHARD DAWKINS, SCIENCE

Does Religious Liberty Equal Freedom to Discriminate?

Lawrence M. Krauss - RichardDawkins.net - 28 May 2012 78 Comments

I happened to leave the country on the day that President Obama made his historic statement that he was in favor of same-sex marriage. I had expected his statement to ruffle feathers from those who...

TAGGED: LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS, POLITICS, RELIGION

Military Proselytizing by the Gideons – and how we stopped it.

Dr. Gretchen Brendel Mann - RichardDawkins.net - 27 May 2012 31 Comments

Gideons International is an evangelical Christian organization whose mission iis to distribute Bibles in order to “lead people to faith in Christ” (Gideons International). Since 1941, the Gideons...

TAGGED: ACTIVISM, RELIGION

Bullying, lies, and discrimination aren't "religious liberty"

Sean Faircloth - RichardDawkins.net - 21 May 2012 26 Comments

The book "Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It" is available in audiobook, ebook & hardcopy Learn about a Ten Point Vision of a...

TAGGED: SEAN FAIRCLOTH

Conversion on Mount Improbable: How Evolution Challenges Christian Dogma

Mike Aus - RichardDawkins.net - 21 May 2012 91 Comments

Watch the video "Richard Dawkins and Mike Aus discuss The Clergy Project" at the American Atheists National Convention on March 25, 2012 here During most of my years as a liberal Protestant...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, RELIGION

No blood on the carpet. How disappointing. [Also in Polish]

Richard Dawkins - RichardDawkins.net - 21 May 2012 174 Comments

After a week in which the hype about my aggressive militancy has reached new heights, my encounter with the Archbishop of Canterbury has obviously disappointed journalists eager to see blood on the...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, MEDIA, RICHARD DAWKINS

Do Atheists Understand and Appreciate Black Bodies?

Anthony B. Pinn - RichardDawkins.net - 21 May 2012 93 Comments

Trayvon Martin, 17, is dead. The bullet from the gun held by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, is the direct cause of this senseless death. But, the environment in...

TAGGED: ATHEISM

Locked Out: How the Church Responded to their Pastor’s Coming Out

Teresa MacBain - RichardDawkins.net - 21 May 2012 107 Comments

Teresa MacBain recently came out as an atheist ex-pastor as the American Atheist conference see the article and video previously posted here . I have served in church ministry as a pastor...

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Women in Secularism Conference- Washington DC

Catherine Dunphy - RichardDawkins.net - 20 May 2012 28 Comments

Women in Secularism - yes, we are here despite opinions to the contrary. That was the message from the first secular conference devoted to the experiences of women freethinkers, skeptics and...

TAGGED: CONFERENCES

The Lord’s Army Comes to America’s Public Schools

Katherine Stewart - RichardDawkins.net - 14 March 2012 32 Comments

“Now that you know the truth , who will you share this with?” asked Ian’s fourth-grade teacher. The setting was a March 2012 meeting of the Good News Club in a Pasadena, California public...

TAGGED: ABUSE, BOOKS, CHILDREN, EDUCATION, RELIGION

Santorum, Satan and the Fate of the Freeworld

R. Elisabeth Cornwell - RichardDawkins.net - 23 February 2012 58 Comments

The issue of ‘faith’ is coming up even more than usual these past few weeks as the Republican primaries heat up and the remaining candidates are vying for the privilege of being the ‘most...

TAGGED: POLITICS, RELIGION

The Sins of the Fathers [Also in Polish]

Richard Dawkins - RichardDawkins.net - 18 February 2012 341 Comments

See bottom for the Polish translation Yesterday evening I was telephoned by a reporter who announced himself as Adam Lusher from the Sunday Telegraph. At the end of a week of successfully rattling...

TAGGED: COMMENTARY, MEDIA, RICHARD DAWKINS

Faircloth discusses his new book "Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It."

Sean Faircloth - Pitchstone Publishing - 10 February 2012 43 Comments

Faircloth's book describes many unjust religiously biased laws harming people, sometimes children. He exposes Members of Congress who support theocratic ideas, then offers a Ten Point Vision of a...

TAGGED: BOOKS, REVIEWS

Q&A, Sean Faircloth on Secular Strategy, Romney & the Religious Right

Sean Faircloth - RichardDawkins.net - 02 February 2012 14 Comments

This is the Q&A for Faircloth's speech "Why Romney's Religion Matters" http://youtu.be/mEyc2Qw83aE The book "Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All and What We Can...

TAGGED: POLITICS, RELIGION