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Richard Dawkins

Evolutionary biologist and author of The God Delusion

By Prospect  

Richard Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist, famous for his book The Selfish Gene and his advocacy for secularism. Dawkins founds his atheist activism in empirical reasoning, and writes of it as intimately related to his work in the biological sciences. “It is absolutely safe to say,” he has written in the New York Times, “that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that).”

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