Richard Dawkins

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets (Warning: Contains Jokes About Ian Botham)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Comedy

It was a week of joy and heartache. For those receiving their GCSE results: So proud of Bobby this morning! He's passed all of his GCSEs! He got B...

The 12-Stage 'Evolution' Of A Richard Dawkins Twitter Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Richard Dawkins has once again been embroiled in a Twitter storm, the latest upset caused by the prominent atheist's comments about aborting fetuses w...

Dawkins Apologises After Offending Parents Of Babies With Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

Richard Dawkins has issued a half apology after claiming it would be "immoral" to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew the foetus had Down Syn...

Parents Of Down's Babies Are Seriously Livid With Richard Dawkins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

Parents of children with Down's Syndrome have issued a stinging rebuke to Richards Dawkins' assertion that expectant mothers should abort their foetus...

Richard Dawkins Sparks Twitter Debate Over Aborting Down Syndrome Fetuses

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

Richard Dawkins’ brand of strident rationalism has won him many fans, but it can also lead to the occasional tone deaf comment on Twitter, with the ...

Pastafarian Denied Right To Wear Colander Helmet In Driving Licence Photo

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

A Pastafarian is fighting for his right to wear a colander on his head in his driving licence photo. Obi Canuel, who is an ordained minister with ...

Victim Shaming and Alcohol Blaming: Rape Culture and Those who Should Know Better

Sophie Pope | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

Here's a controversial thought: Rape happens when an attacker decides to commit it. One in three rape cases occur when the victim has been drinking, and three in three rapes occur when the rapists decide to defile the power of the word 'no'.

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Comedy

There's something for both non-believers and non-Beliebers in this week's round-up of Twitter funnies. For it was the week that Orlando Bloom and J...

Rape Is Not as Simple as X Versus Y

Pavan Amara | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pavan Amara

This week, the evolutionary scientist Richard Dawkins tweeted this to nearly one million followers: "Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think." Before that, he had tweeted: "X is bad. Y is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of X, go away and don't come back until you've learned how to think logically."Interesting for me, because - there's no subtle way to say this - I know exactly what it's like to be raped with knives involved.

Are There Emotional No-Go Areas Where Logic Dare Not Show Its Face?

Richard Dawkins | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Richard Dawkins

Nothing should be off limits to discussion. No, let me amend that. If you think some things should be off limits, let's sit down together and discuss that proposition itself. Let's not just insult each other and cut off all discussion because we rationalists have somehow wandered into a land where emotion is king.

Richard Dawkins Admits 'Mistake' In Rape Tweets

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

An apparently humble, yet defiant Richard Dawkins has addressed the online storm he caused via a series of tweets in which he classed certain types of...

Richard Dawkins' Tweets Remind Us Of 9 Other Dumb Comments Made By Men About Rape

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Richard Dawkins Admits 'Mistake' In Rape Tweets Richard Dawkins has stirred fury by claiming some types of rape are “worse” than others...

10 Facts About Rape Richard Dawkins Needs To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Richard Dawkins recently posted an extremely controversial tweet about rape. Speaking in a way that he deemed 'logical' - but many Twitter users d...

The Dawkins Delusion: Seven Outbursts The Professor May Regret

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Richard Dawkins Admits 'Mistake' In Rape TweetsRichard Dawkins' Tweets Remind Us Of 9 Other Dumb Comments Made By Powerful Men About Rape ...

Richard Dawkins' Tweets On Rape And Paedophilia Have Sent Twitter Into Meltdown

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Richard Dawkins Admits 'Mistake' In Rape TweetsRichard Dawkins' Tweets Remind Us Of 9 Other Dumb Comments Made By Powerful Men About RapeThe...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Comedy

If you're wondering why King Juan Carlos's abdication was such big news this week, it's worth noting that it was also the week that the Tories held on...

Richard Dawkins Books ‘Are Harmful To Adults'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Reading books by Richard Dawkins is harmful to adults, say the authors of fairytales. “Is it a good thing to be fostering a spirit of scepticism?...

Frogs Turning It Into Princes 'Statistically Improbable', Richard Dawkins Warns Nation's Youth

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Fairytales are "statistically too improbable" and parents should consider not telling them to children as they "do not foster a spirit of scepticism",...

Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster Granted Permission To Register As A Religion In Poland

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

A Church which worships a deity in the form of a plate of spaghetti and meatballs has been granted permission to register itself as an official religi...

Being Called a 'Fundamentalist Secularist' Is an Insult I Would Welcome

George Gillett | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It is this debate that secularists, both religious and otherwise, are fighting for. The movement doesn't aim to destroy or dismantle religion, but to create a society where no one group is granted special privilege or power. A society which ensures that all beliefs are protected and welcomed equally. But this debate can only be had once you stop using "secularism" as a slur.

Mehdi Hasan

He's A 'Secular Fundamentalist'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics

Baroness Warsi has denounced atheist academic Richard Dawkins as a "secular fundamentalist", as she spoke about tackling Islamophobia. During a wid...

Mehdi Hasan

'This Is Personal To Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics

"There is no doubt that the word 'sharia' carries huge challenges in relation to public relations," declares the UK's most senior Muslim minister, Bar...

Faith: Why Tony Blair Is Right, And So Dangerously Wrong

Nick Jefferson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Nick Jefferson

On Sunday, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote an opinion piece for British newspaper The Observer. In it, he asserts that the wars of the 21st century are "less likely to be the product of extreme political ideology - like those of the 20th century - but they could easily be fought around the questions of cultural or religious difference".

My Interview With God

Ariane Sherine | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ariane Sherine

Jehovah tells me, "I am available to answer any and all questions". Still grieving the loss of his mother, who died suddenly in November, he is friendly, polite, genuine and says he enjoyed the atheist bus campaign. Over to his alter-ego...

Why We Need Richard Dawkins

John Sargeant | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
John Sargeant

Dawkins' passion for not just calling out pseudo-science but explaining what the science actually is, expressing real poetry in how things are without needing to imagine what we cannot know. Quite simply it is enthralling to hear complex subjects so beautifully explained by Dawkins.