Category Archives: Richard Dawkins

The New Atheist Movement: An Autopsy

There seem to be more and more articles out there trying to explain the demise of the New Atheist movement.  Jerry Coyne recently commented on one and offered his own analysis.  Since none of these articles seems especially insightful , … Continue reading

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The Death of the New Atheist Movement: Who is to Blame?

One of these days, I need to re-write the “About” section of this blog.  As regular readers may have noticed, I don’t post much about the New Atheist movement these days.  The reason is simple – the New Atheist movement … Continue reading

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The Social Justice Movement and Christians: A Comparison

We have seen how SocJus, an secular religion, behaves when they become aware of dissenting views being expressed in their midst (here and here).  Let’s compare their behavior to how Christians have behaved in a similar setting. The year is … Continue reading

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Dawkins and the Transgenders

Back in October 2015, Richard Dawkins tweeted about transgenders: Is trans woman a woman? Purely semantic. If you define by chromosomes, no. If by self-identification, yes. I call her “she” out of courtesy. — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) October 26, 2015 … Continue reading

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The Fading Dawkins

Just a couple more data points that show the New Atheist movement is no longer significant to the mainstream culture. The New Atheist movement has long been tied to the popularity of Richard Dawkins. Yet consider two recent facts about … Continue reading

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Science shows that Dawkins Misrepresents Science

From here: Controversial British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is well-known for his criticism of religion, but a new Rice University study of British scientists reveals that a majority who mentioned Dawkins’ work during research interviews reject his approach to public … Continue reading

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Blast From the Past

They’re back! Trying to recapture that old magic.  I guess there is hope someone will also bring back Will & Grace. For some reason, I also found this  amusing. Then I realized what it is.  Poor Sam.  Wrote the first Gnu … Continue reading

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New Dawkins Interview (yawn)

New Atheists are excited this morning to see a new interview of their Leader: What was striking to me is just how utterly predictable Dawkins’ responses are. He has reached the point where comes across as a politician drawing from … Continue reading

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The Saga Continues……

A few weeks back, a skeptic’s organization appearing to stand on principle disinvited Richard Dawkins from their meeting: The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism has withdrawn its invitation to Richard Dawkins to participate at NECSS 2016. We have taken … Continue reading

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Dawkins Displays His Authoritarian Nature

In the past, we have seen that New Atheist activist Jerry Coyne becomes troubled when people with opposing views are allowed a platform to speak.  New Atheist activist Richard Dawkins recently showed his own version of authoritarianism: Why in the … Continue reading

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