Richard Dawkins

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Richard Dawkins "has established himself as a biological guru" with the publication of books detailing and expanding upon Darwinian theory, according to Times Literary Supplement contributor Stephen R. L. Clark. Wired Magazine says this "Revolutionary Evolutionist" is "the first true ethologist of the gene". Richard Dawkins "has been concerned to convince the literate public that they must now take evolutionary theory seriously as the context within which to think about ourselves and the world," writes Clark "and he strives to bring his theories to an audience of lay readers through comprehensible analogies and clear writing."" [1]

In 2006 he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. His website is: http://richarddawkins.net

Criticism

In a March 2008 interview, Chris Hedges answered the question: "So you think that Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris are just shills for a neocon agenda?" By noting: "Well, Dawkins is a little different, because he's British. But looking at our own homegrown version of new atheism, yes. Hitchens and Harris do for the neocon agenda in a secular way what the religious right does in a so-called religious way." [7]

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Home, Richard Dawkins, accessed September 16, 2008.
  2. Patrons and Trustees, Gorilla Organization, accessed June 11, 2010.
  3. Skeptic Magazine Board, organizational web page, accessed May 16, 2012.
  4. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Fellows and Staff, organizational web page, accessed May 16, 2012.
  5. Trustees, Interact Worldwide, accessed September 16, 2008.
  6. TED Brain Trust, TED, accessed April 1, 2010.
  7. I don't believe in atheists, Salon, accessed September 16, 2008.