Humanism in spotlight

Prof Richard Dawkins

Prof Richard Dawkins

First published in News

Scientist and prominent advocate of atheism Professor Richard Dawkins spoke at a humanist congress yesterday.

Humanism is the belief that values and ethics come from rational thought – and not from supernatural beings.

Prof Dawkins gave a talk entitled The Greatest Show on Earth, outlining the key points behind the scientific theory of evolution. The New College fellow is the vice president of the British Humanist Association and an alumni of Balliol College.

The talk was held in Blackwell’s bookshop as part of the World Humanist Congress 2014. The congress loses tomorrow night.

Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor: What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter for publication here

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

  • Our top stories

Randolph Hotel: Hundreds of witnesses watch as iconic venue burns

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

WITNESSES of the fire that gripped the Randolph Hotel for hours yesterday described the moment they watched one of Oxford’s historic landmarks go up in flames.

Randolph Hotel: We won't let the fire destroy our wedding today

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

WEDDING parties, transatlantic tourists and couples celebrating their anniversaries were among the guests evacuated from the five star hotel yesterday afternoon.

Randolph Hotel: Firefighters try to work out what sparked blaze

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

FIRE crews are trying to establish exactly what caused the huge blaze at Oxford’s Randolph Hotel yesterday.

Sewage flows down the street as drains back up

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Saturday 18th April 2015

SEWAGE overflowing at a block of flats in Barton has sparked anger from residents.

Reward to find cancer victim's missing dog

Oxford Mail:

12:58pm Saturday 18th April 2015

A CANCER sufferer has offered a “substantial financial reward” for anyone who can find her missing dog.

And they're off! More than 100 classic cars leave the Mini plant in Cowley for Longbridge Rally

Oxford Mail:

11:09am Saturday 18th April 2015

A CONVOY of more than 100 Minis, Morris Minors and other classic cars left the BMW plant in Cowley this morning to parade through Oxford.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:08am Sat 9 Aug 14

Oxwatch says...

Richard Dawkins should stop telling other people what to do and realise he does not not know it all. Just because he lacks the imagination to understand the spirituality of others does not give him the right to effect superiority of belief with his evangelistic brand of atheism.
Richard Dawkins should stop telling other people what to do and realise he does not not know it all. Just because he lacks the imagination to understand the spirituality of others does not give him the right to effect superiority of belief with his evangelistic brand of atheism. Oxwatch
  • Score: -6

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree