Talk:Richard Dawkins

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Just a little something I respect[edit]

One's commitment to free speech has nothing to do with speech one already approves of. Good on Richard. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 11:05, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Derka Derka! Muhammed jihad![edit]

An article by The Guardian in which they vaguely quote him "multiculturalism is code for islam" without a source is not a source and is deformation of character. Whoever wrote that part, well done making a baseless deformation. Also, "islamophobia"? Logic, use it please. Islamophobia isn't a word. I'd pay the contributors to this article the compliment in believing that they are intelligent enough not to indulge in such dishonest and delusional non-think. To everyone on this talk section brilliant enough to not give into this very damaging delusion of political correctness, and to defend honest criticism of Islam - I salute you! Lordstevee (talk) 05:29, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Please put new topics at the bottom of each talkpage. Thank you.
As for Islamophobia and legit criticisms of Islam, both exist, and they are not compatible with eachother. One is inherently right, the other is inherently garbage. I hope this clears things up. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 09:40, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
Define "Islamophobia" and give me some examples. Lordstevee (talk) 22:41, 24 August 2017 (UTC)Lordstevee

"Left of reason" - NOT![edit]

I vehemently disagree with the category "Left of reason" being applied here. Dawkins is far from a reasonable person. His attacks on religion boil down to strawmanning many times, he went way too far in Elevatorgate, he's defended pedophilia, goes into Islamophobia territory, has expressed support for eugenics, has said some racist things about multiculturalism, and often makes rather bizarre rants on Twitter. He does not, in any sense, fall under "Left of reason", because of his insults towards so many different groups of people. There's being a skeptic, and then there's being an asshole. Dawkins is the latter, not the former. I'm removing the "Left of reason" tag. Sailor Haumea (talk) 04:26, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

He's also stated that race has a biological basis. Not rational. --Sailor Haumea (talk) 19:14, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Support for Jordan Peterson's defiance of Bill C-16[edit]

This article fails to mention that he supports Jordan Peterson's insistence that he will misgender people in defiance of Bill C-16. The proof is here: https://youtu.be/0R18wYAuS1k?t=224 80.233.16.223 (talk) 18:14, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

I would support your adding a reference to that, but there are more explicit criticisms. He has turned more reactionary since then, and has gone to an event hosted by the Sovereign Nations, an evangelical organization, so he could attack leftist millennials and post-modernists. I have created a new paragraph to shed light on this troubling development as Dawkins takes a step closer toward being a carded member of the Intellectual Dark Web.

--Hitchensiniraq (talk) 23:23, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Actually, I don't think he went, my bad, that would be Peter Boghossian who went. Dawkins promoted the event, but then deleted the tweet. For now I'll fix that part, because his tweet still indicates the company he partners with. It shows his willingness to attack "post-modernists" that he thinks are infecting the academy. Hitchensiniraq (talk) 16:42, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Expansion upon Richar dawkins section for transphobia[edit]

so it looks like his section on transpobia needs to be expanded, as he stated, that he has signed the extremly transphobic WHRC-declaration, see https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins/status/1465324057277173772 --2A02:908:1985:200:E43F:181F:6E61:E634 (talk) 11:47, 1 December 2021 (UTC)