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Non-Believers Giving Aid

Non-Believers Giving Aid Spurred by the horrific suffering in Haiti, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDFRS) has set up a dedicated bank account and PayPal facility to collect donations to non-religious relief organizations. This new account is in the new name of Non-Believers Giving Aid, with all of the money donated being distributed to disaster relief.

Videos from the AAI 2009 Conference, Sponsored by RDFRS

The Richard Dawkins Foundation, AAI, Josh Timonen


Watch full-length videos of talks from the Atheist Alliance International 2009 Convention in Burbank, California!

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RDF TV features highly-produced video programming, created by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and brought to you freely on the web. The embedded video playlist above will play all RDF TV videos, from new to old. You can download Quicktime versions or comment by clicking here.

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'Growing Up in the Universe' DVDs given free to all UK secondary schools

The Richard Dawkins Foundation, British Humanist Association

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Every school in England and Wales is to receive a free DVD of ‘Growing Up in the Universe’, Professor Richard Dawkins’ 1991 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for children. The DVD is being distributed by the British Humanist Association with funding from the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘On the Origin of Species’, which both fall in 2009.

Professor Richard Dawkins, BHA Vice President, said, ‘Increasing young people’s understanding of science has never been more important. The lectures explore a number of themes and tasks young people to think critically about the world around them and to explore the awe and wonder that the magnificence and complexity of the natural world, which has evolved over billions of years, can arouse.’

Andrew Copson, BHA Director of Education, said, ‘This DVD is ideal for supporting young people’s learning in Science across a range of topics, including evolution and the scientific method. They could also be used in General Studies lessons exploring wider themes such as the differences between science and religion, or in Art, where clips from the lectures can be used as starter activities for students to go on to ‘design’ their own animals or plants, or in English with creative writing from the perspective of an evolutionally successful animal or a visitor to an alien world where life has evolved differently from on earth.’

‘We know that some teachers already use these lectures as end-of-term videos, and are confident that their versatility and breadth of topics covered will allow teachers across many subject areas to make the best use of this important resource in their own ways.’

To accompany the DVDs, three lesson plans, ‘What is Science for?’, ‘Isn’t Evolution Improbable?’ and ‘Design your own Organisms!’ have been developed for the free use of teachers. These lesson plans, with worksheets and online clips from the DVD are at

RDF TV - The Baloney Detection Kit - Michael Shermer

The Richard Dawkins Foundation, Michael Shermer, Josh Timonen

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With a sea of information coming at us from all directions, how do we sift out the misinformation and bogus claims, and get to the truth? Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine lays out a "Baloney Detection Kit," ten questions we should ask when encountering a claim.

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Discussions with Richard Dawkins Episode 2



Was there anything before the Big Bang?
Are there other universes?
Why is science education under attack?

DURING HIS U.S. TOUR in 2008, Biologist and bestselling author Richard Dawkins met with some of the world's leading scientists to discuss topics such as Quantum Physics, Biology, Evolutionary Psychology, Science education, religion, atheism and more. This video brings you the fascinating unedited discussions between Richard Dawkins and Nobel Prize-winning Physicist Steven Weinberg, Physicist Lawrence Krauss, Biologist and blogger PZ Myers, and Evolutionary Psychologist David Buss.

From a public conversation at Stanford University to private conversations in Austin and Minneapolis, this collection offers a rare and inspirational opportunity to observe some of today's top scientists as they discuss some of the big issues without interruption.


Discussions with Richard Dawkins Episode 1

ORDER THE DVD NOW! All proceeds from the sale of this DVD will go to the Richard Dawkins Foundation (Info on the trust here).


On the 30th of September 2007, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens sat down for a first-of-its-kind, unmoderated 2-hour discussion, convened by RDFRS and filmed by Josh Timonen.

All four authors have recently received a large amount of media attention for their writings against religion - some positive, and some negative. In this conversation the group trades stories of the public's reaction to their recent books, their unexpected successes, criticisms and common misrepresentations. They discuss the tough questions about religion that face the world today, and propose new strategies for going forward.

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the four horsemen - part 1
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the four horsemen - part 2
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Lecture on Neo-Darwinism

Richard Dawkins gave this lecture on Neo-Darwinism during a recent trip to the Galapagos. Q&A session is sort of blended into the second half of the lecture. A higher-resolution QuickTime version is available for download here. If you're curious, Richard's shirt says "Evolution: The greatest show on earth, the only game in town."

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Lecture on Sex Ratio Theory and Sexual Selection

Richard Dawkins gives an overview of sex ratio theory and sexual selection using examples found in the Galapagos. Q&A is mixed-in near the end.

This lecture was given on a recent trip to the Galapagos with the Center for Inquiry.

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Richard Dawkins talks about Darwin and his visit to the Galapagos

On the deck of the Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands, Richard Dawkins takes a minute to talk about Darwin and his historic visit to the Galapagos Islands. This video was filmed on a cruise with the Center For Inquiry.

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'Growing Up in the Universe' 2-Disc DVD Set: Order Now!

growing up Oxford professor Richard Dawkins presents a series of lectures on life, the universe, and our place in it. With brilliance and clarity, Dawkins unravels an educational gem that will mesmerize young and old alike. Illuminating demonstrations, wildlife, virtual reality, and special guests (including Douglas Adams) all combine to make this collection a timeless classic.

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Children were founded by Michael Faraday in 1825, with himself as the inaugural lecturer. The 1991 lecturer was Richard Dawkins whose five one-hour lectures, originally televised by the BBC, are now available for the first time on DVD, courtesy of RDF.


Richard Dawkins interviews the Bishop of Oxford

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Bishop Harries and Richard Dawkins have collaborated on several occasions to promote the proper teaching of science in UK classrooms. This is the full unedited interview, which was originally filmed by IWC for the Channel Four documentary 'Root or All Evil?'

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science will soon be providing DVDs of this uncut interview along with several others filmed for the documentary, including some never before seen outside the cutting room.

The Out Campaign

The Out Campaign
Atheists have always been at the forefront of rational thinking and beacons of enlightenment, and now you can share your idealism by being part of the OUT Campaign.

come out

Atheists are far more numerous than most people realize. COME OUT of the closet! You'll feel liberated, and your example will encourage others to COME OUT too. (Don't "out" anybody else, wait for them to OUT themselves when they are ready to do so).

reach out

The OUT Campaign allows individuals to let others know they are not alone. It can also be a nice way of opening a conversation and help to demolish the negative stereotypes of atheists. Let the world know that we are not about to go away and that we are not going to allow those that would condemn us to push us into the shadows. 

speak out

As more and more people join the OUT Campaign, fewer and fewer people will feel intimidated by religion. We can help others understand that atheists come in all shapes, sizes, colours and personalities. We are labourers and professionals. We are mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers and grandparents. We are human (we are primates) and we are good friends and good citizens. We are good people who have no need to cling to the supernatural.

keep out

It is time to let our voices be heard regarding the intrusion of religion in our schools and politics. Atheists along with millions of others are tired of being bullied by those who would force their own religious agenda down the throats of our children and our respective governments. We need to KEEP OUT the supernatural from our moral principles and public policies.

It is time to step up and...

stand out