Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

UK biologist & writer. Science, the poetry of reality. Good-humoured ridicule of religions. RTs don't imply endorsement, nor exhaustive research of tweeter's CV

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“The Search”: Dan Dennett, Sam Harris and I speak about the evil of child indoctrination into religion.

The Search: In ths clip, I talk about evolutionary arms races and how they drive the evolution of complex and elaborate adaptations.

Dumb Britain. Social distancing on Brighton Beach by people of very low intelligence. American friend tells me she gets dirty looks for wearing a mask (because Fox News public thinks Covid-19 is a conspiracy to unseat Trump).

Come to my rally and infect each other but, whatever else happens, make sure I don’t get infected.

So far, more Americans have died from coronavirus than in the wars of Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan combined. And Brazil and Britain aren’t doing much better. Congratulations those right wing nutjob governments.  

Science and Reason. The Other channel. Reaching out to freethinkers in the Arab world:

Joe Biden sounds suitably presidential in this Fourth of July pledge. It makes a nice change.

Excellent letter in Harper’s, signed by many leading intellectuals.

New College Oxford (well, it was new in 1379) responded in timeless fashion to the temporary disruption caused by the pandemic. Fellows were invited to record short readings from favourite books, or from their own.:-


Saw a down-and-out in Seattle last night. His sign said not "I need food" or "I need a job" but "I need a fat bitch". What could this mean?

National pride has evil consequences. Prefer pride in humanity. German pride gave us Hitler, American pride gave us Trump, British pride gave us Brexit. If you must have pride, be proud that Homo sapiens could produce a Darwin, Shakespeare, Mandela, Einstein, Beethoven.

There there, I do understand, taking away your guns is like taking away your Comfort Blanky. You’ll feel bereaved. Tell you what, though. We know how to deal with bereavement. We’ll send you our thoughts and prayers. Then you’ll feel better.

This is your captain. I’ve no flying experience or qualifications but boundless confidence in my ability. No need to fasten your seat belts.

“To vote for Trump as a protest against Clinton’s faults would be like cutting one’s throat to lower one’s blood pressure” (The Atlantic).

“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology” Edward O Wilson (2009).

Sharia is a barbaric legal system and Pakistan a disgrace to the world.

“Ashamed to be American?” Don’t be. The majority of you voted against this narcissistic, xenophobic, vainglorious, ignorant 2-year-old.

It’s one thing to deplore eugenics on ideological, political, moral grounds. It’s quite another to conclude that it wouldn’t work in practice. Of course it would. It works for cows, horses, pigs, dogs & roses. Why on earth wouldn’t it work for humans? Facts ignore ideology.