Priest: Pope's 'atheist' homily, salvation consistent

Priest: Pope's 'atheist' homily, salvation consistent

TORONTO, May 29 (UPI) -- Pope Francis' statement that "even the atheists" are redeemed by God does not change that "salvation comes from Christ," a priest with Vatican press ties said.

Richard Dawkins not certain there is no God

OXFORD, England, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Richard Dawkins, the British scientist who has become one of the world's best-known atheists, says he is not absolutely certain there is no God.

Club cancels talk by Richard Dawkins

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Richard Dawkins, a British scientist and one of the world's best-known atheists, says a Michigan club that canceled his speaking engagement showed "bigotry."

Dawkins compares burqa to 'bin-liner'

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Richard Dawkins, the British biologist, Oxford professor and atheist, has angered Muslims by comparing the burqa to a "bin liner" in a radio interview.
British atheists call for pope's arrest

British atheists call for pope's arrest

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- Two British atheists say Pope Benedict XVI should be arrested during his visit to Britain for his role in cases of child sex abuse by priests.

Richard Dawkins' Web site banned in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- An Istanbul, Turkey, court has banned the Web site of evolutionist Richard Dawkins in the country after a Muslim author claimed the site insulted him.

Dawkins among Einstein letter bidders

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- Renowned British atheist Richard Dawkins says he was among the bidders for a rare Albert Einstein letter that dismissed religion as "childish superstitions."

Ex-church officials decry blasphemy laws

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The former archbishop of Canterbury and the former bishop of Oxford have expressed support for a measure that would abolish Britain's blasphemy laws.

British 'rottweiler' attacks faith healers

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The British man known as "Darwin's rottweiler" for his attacks on religion has turned his attention to alternative medicine. In a two-part television series, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins visits faith healers, psychics and other gurus in an effor

Expert says universe hard to understand

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- London delegates to a global conference on the future have been warned that our universe may be just "too queer" to understand.

Q&A: Steven Pinker of 'Blank Slate'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology cognitive scientist Steven Pinker's bestseller "The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature" is one of the more
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS, FRSL (born 26 March 1941) is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science author. He was formerly Professor for Public Understanding of Science at Oxford and was a fellow of New College, Oxford.

Dawkins came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term meme. In 1982, he made a widely cited contribution to evolutionary biology with the concept, presented in his book The Extended Phenotype, that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism's body, but can stretch far into the environment, including the bodies of other organisms.

Dawkins is a prominent critic of creationism and intelligent design. In his 1986 book The Blind Watchmaker, he argued against the watchmaker analogy, an argument for the existence of a supernatural creator based upon the complexity of living organisms. Instead, he described evolutionary processes as analogous to a blind watchmaker. He has since written several popular science books, and makes regular television and radio appearances, predominantly discussing these topics.

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