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Tag Archive: Richard Dawkins

Mar 02 2014

Watch that “all”

Oh lordy. Again. I should just add a little sub-blog or something: Dawkinswatch. This time he’s trying his hand at making authoritative pronouncements about religion versus atheism on Twitter, and…well, I cringed. Some good people are religious. Some good people are atheists. All who fight stem cell research & evolution teaching are religious. Some good …

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Apr 23 2013

“Unfortunately, I phrased it poorly.”

I hadn’t heard there was a thing about a tweet of Dawkins’s (another one? yes another one). Now I have, courtesy of Fidalgo’s Daily Morning Heresy. There was a thing, and as a result Dawkins wrote a piece saying he said it wrong. First he gives the background. Yesterday, on Twitter, I wrote of the …

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Aug 14 2012

Atoms in motion, or just atoms in motion?

Now it’s Dawkins’s turn to be called a bully for no real reason. This time it’s an Australian theologian. His argument reminds me of the claim of “Froborr” last winter that Greta Christina’s aspiration for a world where religion no longer exists is “evil in one of its purest forms,” although Neil Ormerod is much less …

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Feb 26 2012

What price the golden rule eh?

Another truculent Christian who plans to go to the Reason Rally in order to interfere with other people’s event. Richard Dawkins will be one of the  main speakers, which tells us about all we need to know. Richard Dawkins of course is the leading horseman of the new atheism with his book “The God Delusion.” This …

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Feb 24 2012

Guest post by Musical Atheist on Richard Dawkins

After the torrent of spiteful dreck we’ve seen directed at Richard Dawkins lately, the comment by Musical Atheist came as a blast of cold fresh air in a stuffy room. Therefore, I’m putting it up on the main page. Musical Atheist says: February 24, 2012 at 12:03 am  (Edit) I don’t like my own country …

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Feb 23 2012

Shall I compare thee to a spotty adolescent

Well at least Amol Rajan gets it. Proof, if proof were needed, that “militant secularism” isn’t having such a great time of it in modern Britain has been in plentiful supply over the past week, during which there has been a sustained and vicious assault in our media on one of our most distinguished academics. …

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Feb 20 2012

Up for a prize

Good morning girls and boys, it’s time for Monday’s entries in the “What Week-old Dead Fish Can We Throw at Richard Dawkins Today?” contest. A big round of applause for Mary Ann Sieghart at The Independent, who wastes no time but gets to the vulgar abuse right out of the gate. The Church of England couldn’t …

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Feb 19 2012

And now for some good Twitter jokes

Martin Robbins@mjrobbins And here is The Telegraph’s Charles Moore in 2005 attacking Blair for apologizing for slavery http://tgr.ph/AeDOiu plus So according to the Telegraph, you shouldn’t hold guilt for your ancestors’ actions, unless you’re Richard Dawkins. Neat. David Aaronovitch@DAaronovitch The Telegraph attack on Dawkins for having slave-trading forebears two centuries back, is wonderfully bizarre. Mad, …

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Feb 19 2012

Look out, he’s got a whip

And last item on your exciting breakfast menu, all items with complimentary orange slice and sprig of mint, the Daily Mail on Dawkins as sekrit descendant of slaveowners. Never mind, don’t get excited, it’s just the Telegraph article, reported. It does add one stupidity of its own though – Equality groups are now calling on …

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Feb 19 2012

Argumentum ad haircut

There’s a separate, unrelated hit piece on Dawkins in the Sunday Times, which I haven’t yet read because of the paywall, but a comment at RDF quotes from it, and that’s quite informative by itself. I’ve just been reading an article in today’s (19/02/12) Sunday Times By Camilla Long. It’s the front page of the …

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