Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins' views on Down's syndrome aren't a surprise

18 May 2021 3:58 pm

Irish radio host Brendan O’Connor is not interested in having an emotional discussion. He’s just curious: if a man of…

What have you changed your mind about? A Spectator Christmas survey

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Grayson Perry In 1992 I created a graphic novel called Cycle of Violence. Reading it now, the initially striking thing…

Why everyone loves Dolly Parton

14 December 2019 9:00 am

When her musical 9 to 5 opened at the Savoy Theatre earlier this year, Dolly Parton stayed at the Savoy…

Letters: Remainers lost – and Richard Dawkins needs to accept that

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Deny Remainers oxygen Sir: Your correspondent Richard Dawkins seems to have a very tenuous grasp of logic for an academic…

I was a Remainer – but I now want no deal

21 September 2019 9:00 am

When I told two neighbours that I had become a no-deal Brexiter they physically recoiled from me. ‘You can’t.’ ‘But…

Common sense is the real generation gap – just ask John Cleese

15 June 2019 9:00 am

As I write these words, I regret to inform you, John Cleese is on his way to being cancelled. Now…

We need Christianity more than ever in this Age of Atheists

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Have we ever needed Christianity more than we do today? It’s a rhetorical question, for sure, because the loss of…

A poetic and jargon-free textbook on theoretical physics is a surprise Christmas bestseller

12 December 2015 9:00 am

How a book on relativity and quantum theory became a surprise hit

This novel is hilarious (unless you're Richard Dawkins)

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Dan Rhodes apparently had trouble finding a publisher for this short novel, and it’s possible to envisage a certain amount…

It’s amazing how many different subjects Sir Thomas Browne’s latest biographer doesn’t care about

20 June 2015 9:00 am

On the evening of 10 March 1804, Samuel Taylor Coleridge settled at a desk in an effort to articulate what…

I know that Richard Dawkins is wrong about Down’s syndrome, because I know my son

6 September 2014 9:00 am

I know that people with Down’s syndrome are not better off dead, because I know my son

The bizarre – and costly – cult of Richard Dawkins

16 August 2014 9:00 am

It’s like a church without the good bits. Membership starts from $85 a month

Christians – and Muslims – still behave better than the rest of us

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Two years ago this week the philosopher Alain de Botton unveiled his proposals for a giant gilded tower in central…

Richard Dawkins interview: 'I have a certain love for the Anglican tradition'

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Richard Dawkins shows off his human side

E.O. Wilson has a new explanation for consciousness, art & religion. Is it credible?

7 September 2013 9:00 am

His publishers describe this ‘ground-breaking book on evolution’ by ‘the most celebrated living heir to Darwin’ as ‘the summa work…