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March 26 in freethought history…

March 26, 1944 – Biologist and atheist activist Richard Dawkins is born in Nairobi, British Kenya. He has written numerous books for general audiences, including The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, A Devil’s Chaplain, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on … Continue reading

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Dawkins at the Reason Rally

If you (like me) were not able to attend Saturday’s Reason Rally, here’s one of the highlights: Professor Richard Dawkins.

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Richard Dawkins in Atlanta

Good news! Richard Dawkins will be in metro Atlanta; specifically, at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, March 27th, 7pm, talking about and signing his new book The Magic of Reality.  Also speaking will be Sean Faircloth, Director of Strategy … Continue reading

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Dawkins picks Hitch as 2010 hero

Richard Dawkins has written a rousing essay at Guardian.co.uk praising Christopher Hitchens as his hero for 2010.  I agree.  It takes more than esophageal cancer to stop the Hitch from debating–and destroying– the likes of William Dembski, David Berlinski and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth, Chapter 13

Chapter-by-chapter thoughts on Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by John C. Snider © 2009 Chapter 13: There is grandeur in this view of life Well, here we are: the big finish.  Dawkins chooses to … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth, Chapter 12

Chapter-by-chapter thoughts on Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by John C. Snider © 2009 Chapter 12: Arms races and ‘evolutionary theodicy’ More bad news for the Creationists.  Not only is the Creator apparently whimsical … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth, Chapter 11

Chapter-by-chapter thoughts on Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by John C. Snider © 2009 Chapter 11: History written all over us Creationists will find it increasingly difficult to explain away the evidence presented in … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth, Chapter 10

Chapter-by-chapter thoughts on Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by John C. Snider © 2009 Chapter 10: The tree of cousinship Homology.  The fact that, say, mammals all share the same basic body plan, and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth, Chapter 9

Chapter-by-chapter thoughts on Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by John C. Snider © 2009 Chapter 9: The ark of the continents Dawkins points out that geography has a profound impact on evolution: the landscape … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth, Chapter 8

Chapter-by-chapter thoughts on Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by John C. Snider © 2009 Chapter 8: You did it yourself in nine months One of the most frequent objections to evolution voiced by Creationists … Continue reading

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