'The extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon,' naturalist warns during COP 24
Richard DawkinsWho will you listen to? Sir David Attenborough? Or an ill-mannered, uncouth, illiterate boor who has never read a book in his adult life, whose every action is aimed at increasing his personal wealth and who thinks climate change is a Chinese hoax?
Evolutionary biologist Professor Richard Dawkins is to receive the inaugural Humanists UK Darwin Day Medal on 12 February 2019. The award commemorates his fifteen years of chairing the Humanists UK Darwin Day Lecture, and his life’s work advancing...
Richard Dawkins on a worrying disconnect between scientists and society.
Richard Dawkins“Trust me, I’m a scientist.”
There should, of course, have been a question mark after the title. The @BBC presumably thought the irony was obvious, but in my experience it seldom is.
Leaving the EU might well be demanded by the victor as a way of ensuring that Britain was permanently weakened
Richard Dawkins“What they said in 2016 was based on the proposition that the EU got more out Britain than Britain got out of the EU. . . But because Britain needs the EU more than vice versa . . .”
“They went to sea in a sieve, they did,
In a sieve they went to sea.”
Ethologist, broadcaster and expert on the evolutionary genetics of animal behaviour who was a natural communicator on television
Richard DawkinsAubrey Manning, one of the nicest men I’ve ever met: bit.ly/2KrGo4E
I especially loved his boyish enthusiasm for his science. I knew a young woman at Edinburgh University who would judge a would-be boyfriend by the criterion, “Does he like Aubrey’s lectures?"
Series 20 - Episode 43 - Robert Moore examines the effect of conspiracy theories on America's future.
Richard DawkinsI’d certainly watch this if I had a television set in the house
Richard DawkinsAs several people have helpfully pointed out, you can watch it online here bit.ly/2TCYV2k & I’ve just done so. I’d forgotten they interviewed me, by the way.
Notwithstanding the snide remarks, the reason I don’t have access to my TV is simple. I’m moving house.
'I have never had a student dumb enough to make the kind of inference Trump is making,' professor and former Bush adviser says
Richard DawkinsWhat’s the betting some replies to this tweet will try to defend even THIS extreme specimen of moronic ignorance?
Oh American voters, what calamity have you visited upon our poor world, you and your treasured Electoral College?
Supporters appeal for family to be given asylum in Europe or north America
Richard DawkinsI’ve described Anglicanism as a relatively benign strain of the virus. Nowadays Christianity in general fits the description – compared with the main alternative faith. But the world would be better off without faiths of any kind: toxic plagues of the mind
Richard DawkinsAmber Rudd . . . suggested MPs could prefer a Final Say referendum to a no-deal Brexit, while Conservative MP Damian Collins said parliament could not "stand back and watch the country fall off the edge of the cliff without asking the people"
In Jonathan Swift’s satire Gulliver’s Travels, the traveller finds that Lilliput has been riven for 36 moons by a dispute between Big-endians and Small-endians, who disagree about which end of a...
Richard DawkinsI’ve met precisely 4 intelligent, well-informed Leave voters. One is Matt Ridley. I don’t buy it but in fairness I tweet bit.ly/2QPOaYG as a well-written argument for Brexit (“the people want it” is not an argument). Matt’s point must be considered in a 2nd referendum
Home Office urged not to grant asylum out of fears for the safety of consular staff
Richard DawkinsCowardly Foreign Office lets fear of faith-head mob over-ride humanitarian duty to admit Pakistani woman mortally threatened because of trumped up “blasphemy” rumour. Shame on my country! Part reason Rehman Chisti resigned as Vice Chair of Tory party
Richard Dawkins“You’ll just go on asking for referenda until you get the result you want.” Nonsense. The point is that in 2016 we didn’t know what we were voting for. Now we do. And we obviously need a final vote, on a huge change that will affect us for decades to come.