Category Archives: Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins Attacks Monogamy

A few years back Richard Dawkins wrote an article entitled Banishing the Green-Eyed Monster.  In it, he puts his New Atheist sense of morality on display.  He begins by arguing that politicians have a duty to lie when it comes to … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Remorse

A remarkable tweet when you consider the source. Before we rejoice at the death throes of the relatively benign Christian religion, let’s not forget Hilaire Belloc’s menacing rhyme: “Always keep a-hold of nurse For fear of finding something worse.”https://t.co/02foPX69Hs — … Continue reading

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Was Dawkins Poe’d Again?

Tweety Dawk is back: Hate at this pathological level demands explanation beyond the obvious low intelligence. I suggest that Godnuts are secretly unconfident of their beliefs & mortally terrified they might be wrong. This translates into hyper-extreme hate of anyone … Continue reading

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A+ Atheism on the Rise

Atheist activist organizations continue their efforts to expel Lawrence Krauss from their community.  The latest is none other than the Freedom From Religion Foundation: In light of well-documented allegations of sexual misconduct against Lawrence Krauss, and in keeping with FFRF’s … Continue reading

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How Many of Dawkins’ Twitter Followers are Fake?

The NYT recently uncovered that there are up to 50 million fake followers on Twitter.  And it turns out that celebrities and other public figures can easily buy tens of thousands of fake followers.  As Slate explains: It’s little surprise, … Continue reading

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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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