The Life Scientific – Richard Dawkins

Jim Al-Khalili interviewed evolutionary biologist and author Prof Richard Dawkins on BBC Radio 4 (broadcast on Mon 3rd Sept) It ran for 28 mins and is worth listening to. Richard Dawkins’ first book on evolutionary biology “The Selfish Gene” was published to much acclaim and some controversy in 1976. In this interview with Jim Al-Khalili, Professor … Read more

Essay: Is Science a Religion? – Richard Dawkins

Is Science a Religion? – Richard Dawkins The following article was first published in the Humanist, January/February 1997. It is fashionable to wax apocalyptic about the threat to humanity posed by the AIDS virus, “mad cow” disease, and many others, but I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world’s … Read more

evolutionary science = ‘the new classics’ – A proposal by Richard Dawkins

I first heard Richard talk about this two years ago. At the time, I listened, watched the slides and thought, “Nice Talk”, but did not really get it. Well, I’ve changed my mind, there is an article by Carole Jahme in yesterday’s Guardian that clearly explains it all, and so now I think I’m beginning … Read more

Richard Dawkins interviews Daniel Dennett – Oxford, 9 May 2012

Now this is really worth watching, it is an hour long interview of Daniel Dennett by Richard Dawkins. Least you wonder “Who?”, I’ll explain. Daniel Dennett  is an American philosopher, writer and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. He is currently the Co-director of the Center for Cognitive … Read more

UK Telegraph abandons news reporting to become “Defenders of the Faith” – Proclaims Dawkin’s family were slavers

What the frack has happened to the UK’s Telegraph newspaper? they appear to have abandoned reporting news and have reverted to being the “Defenders of faith”. Today’s example steps way over the line and is nothing but a personal attack upon Richard Dawkins. Today we find, not in the Opinion pages, but under “UK News” an article … Read more

“The Magic of Reality” – finally it is here, today is the day.

It’s here at last, today is the day for the launch of Richard’s new book, “The Magic of Reality.” (sorry US folks, you wait until 4th Oct). I had the privilege of having a walk-though from him at TAM 9, so I’m really looking forward to it, not for myself, but for an 11 year … Read more