Richard Dawkins – the Donald Trump of Science

Richard Dawkins was speaking in the lobby of the main branch of the New York Public Library, where I’ve been poring over 150 year old annual reports. I didn’t stop to listen to him because he’s just so repellent at times. But I’m sure they didn’t ask him any questions about religion or working with women.

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Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “Richard Dawkins – the Donald Trump of Science

  1. I had no idea about this kerfuffle over Dawkins: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/18/richard-dawkins-sexist-atheists-bad-name Thanks for alerting me to it! As an atheist feminist, I need to know where my quotable allies lie. Now that I write that, I think these days, it may be still more important to advocate feminism than atheism. I can get along fine with people who believe in a god.* I can’t get along with people who believe women are second class citizens.

    * caveat: When people oppress all people in the name of god, I have a problem. When they oppress women more than men in the name of god, I have a problem. I don’t have a problem with people who believe in god without requiring it of other people.

  2. Agreed, re: your caveat. I’m all about live and let live and I have no problem with religion as long as it is not used in the way you say, or to prevent anyone else from enjoying the same civil rights as others.

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