Dawkins And NECSS: An Update And Some Thoughts

You can love Richard Dawkins or you can hate him, but you can’t say he’s anything but a gentleman and a scholar. His response to being disinvited as a featured speaker by NECSS (short for Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism, and pronounced ”Nexus”, which I have to grudgingly admit … Continue reading

RDF to Merge with Center for Inquiry

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science announced today, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science to Merge with Center for Inquiry Robyn Blumner to Become President and CEO of Center for Inquiry The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science and the Center for Inquiry, two of the … Continue reading

Fortunately, The Thought Police Have No Badges

I’ve been something of a fan of Richard Dawkins ever since I picked up a copy of his book The Selfish Gene when I was a graduate student. I think he’s a good writer, an incisive and creative scientific thinker, a consummate gentleman and scholar, and of course a highly … Continue reading

Unbelievers Film Playing in Kamloops and Coming to iTunes

Update: Unbelievers is available for pre-order in the Canadian iTunes store now. The Unbelievers, a documentary that follows Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss as the two renowned scientists travel the globe and talk about science, politics and religion, debuted last April at Toronto’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. I … Continue reading

Can Atheists Be Spiritual? Spoiler: No!

Personally, the word  “spiritual” makes me cringe. Although I understand its completely secular etymology from the Latin noun, spiritus, “breath”, when I hear it, various images enter my mind uninvited:  unicorns, Deepak Chopra  and those annoying Jesus messages religious relatives post on Facebook on Sundays. However, with Sam Harris’s new book, … Continue reading

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