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cixelsyd5's Avatar Comment 1 by cixelsyd5

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Prof. Dawkins. I am sure your father was a great man.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 07:59:18 UTC | #561591

AtheistButt's Avatar Comment 2 by AtheistButt

Sorry to hear this Richard, but what an amazing life!

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 07:59:22 UTC | #561592

RDfan's Avatar Comment 3 by RDfan

With deepest sympathy. He was one of the lucky ones; he lived a wonderful life.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 08:17:58 UTC | #561594

Vicktor's Avatar Comment 4 by Vicktor

An amazing life indeed. Even in this day and age, not many can hope to live to 95.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:20:29 UTC | #561602

Stewart's Avatar Comment 5 by Stewart

Sincere condolences. I hope it's comforting that his life was lived to the fullest.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:27:17 UTC | #561603

Ian's Avatar Comment 6 by Ian

My condolences, Richard.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:29:35 UTC | #561604

Stafford Gordon's Avatar Comment 7 by Stafford Gordon

A good life well led; on we go.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:50:50 UTC | #561606

sbooder's Avatar Comment 8 by sbooder

He sounds like the sort of person one would loved to have been around.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:52:06 UTC | #561607

critica's Avatar Comment 9 by critica

The world would be a much better place if all had fathers like this...

I'm sure the celebration of his life will be a long one.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:52:41 UTC | #561608

opposablethumbs's Avatar Comment 10 by opposablethumbs

My condolences. He must be much missed - and much celebrated, by the family who share such wonderful memories; who loved him and know how well and fully he lived his life.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:05:25 UTC | #561609

Clarkey123's Avatar Comment 11 by Clarkey123

Very sorry for your loss, Professor.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:17:44 UTC | #561611

Galactor's Avatar Comment 12 by Galactor

John Dawkins sounds like the sort of dad or granddad we would all wish to have.

Richard, I hope that the loss of your father can be tempered by many happy and loving memories.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:27:21 UTC | #561613

Abdi 's Avatar Comment 13 by Abdi

My condolences Professor Dawkins. A man who brought up a son like you (among other achievements) deserves our deepest respects.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:40:33 UTC | #561617

Nunbeliever's Avatar Comment 14 by Nunbeliever

My sincere condolences Richard! Old ago or not, it always hurts when a loved one goes away. I agree with Abdi. He must have done something right in order to raise such a distinguised person like you are!

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:54:26 UTC | #561619

Ichneumonid's Avatar Comment 15 by Ichneumonid

My condolences Richard. May your father's genes for longevity have passed down to you also, so you can keep up the good fight. He sounds like he was a marvelous Dad, Grandad and great Granddad

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:59:19 UTC | #561622

BlueCollar8theist's Avatar Comment 16 by BlueCollar8theist

I would have truly loved to meet such a wonderful person. Hang onto the memories, for they are the only lasting footprint we leave on this earth. I am very sorry for your loss Richard.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:00:38 UTC | #561623

Prankster's Avatar Comment 17 by Prankster

My condolences, Richard.

Sorry to hear of your loss.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:08:37 UTC | #561627

ridelo's Avatar Comment 18 by ridelo

My condolences, Prof. Dawkins. Your father seems to have been a very nice man.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:09:48 UTC | #561629

plasma-engineer's Avatar Comment 19 by plasma-engineer

My condolences for your loss. I'm sure we all hope that your own interesting life will be extended to the same great age.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:11:42 UTC | #561630

Southpaw's Avatar Comment 20 by Southpaw

Deepest sympathies, Richard.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:21:08 UTC | #561635

Mr Blue Sky's Avatar Comment 21 by Mr Blue Sky

Sorry to hear the sad news, I was pleased and honoured to meet you all with your Dad at the Oxford Union when you and Lalla did the event and signing for TGD.

We are typical Yorkshire folk here educated later in life but thanks to your input our lives have been changed forever and are much better for it.

Best wishes for a continued high profile career and sincere condolences.

Damian & Jenny

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:25:28 UTC | #561638

Stevehill's Avatar Comment 22 by Stevehill

Beautifully written piece. 95 and still making boats in your 90s? I'd settle for that. Who needs to think he's gone to "a better place"?

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:35:41 UTC | #561639

Rawhard Dickins's Avatar Comment 23 by Rawhard Dickins


Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:37:27 UTC | #561640

X-Files's Avatar Comment 24 by X-Files

Please accept my sincere condolences!

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:37:59 UTC | #561641

holalkere's Avatar Comment 25 by holalkere

Condolences. But Richard, also reminds me of the first paragraph of Unweaving the Rainbow.

Thanks Dawkins family!


Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:45:41 UTC | #561643

six45ive's Avatar Comment 26 by six45ive

Condolences Richard. It sounds like he had a wonderfully fulfilling life and, as he obviously inspired you, so you and his family obviously inspired him. What more clear evidence is required that all we need in life is to be surrounded by people that love us, inspire us and support us in our freely chosen path through life. If you have that, what need is there for an imaginary friend?

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:47:50 UTC | #561644

dulcie's Avatar Comment 27 by dulcie

Deepest sympathy, Richard.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:53:08 UTC | #561645

ev-love's Avatar Comment 28 by ev-love

"I wander, often falling lame,

And looking back to whence I came,

Or on to where the pathway leads;..."


Sat, 11 Dec 2010 12:02:51 UTC | #561647

evilerik's Avatar Comment 29 by evilerik

Sounds like a great man produced a great son. For all life's foibles you are lucky to be able to sit back, reflect and be proud.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 12:04:00 UTC | #561648

danconquer's Avatar Comment 30 by danconquer

I want to express my sense of gratitude towards the late John Dawkins for giving humanity such a fine son.

A full and healthy life is the best existence anyone could wish for. Condolences, Richard.

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 12:05:16 UTC | #561649