Category Archives: interview

My interview on Age of Discovery

Adrian Smith, a postdoctoral fellow in entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, came to my lab last week to interview me for his website, Age of Discovery Podcast.  His aim is to collect a series of interviews with ecologists and evolutionary biologists, and he’s already collected Eric Pianka, Joan Strassmann, Bert Hölldobler, May […]

My TAM interview, part 3

Here’s the last bit of the three-part interview I did at the July TAM with Joel Guttormson, Outreach and Event Coordinator for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. By the way, since I’ve read Addy Pross’s short book What is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology, I’ve realized that abiogenesis (the origin of life from […]

My TAM interview, part 2, and a book on secularization

Here’s the second of three installments of my interview at TAM with Joel Guttormson of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. In this short clip I raise my favorite thesis, which a while I thought was largely mine, but have discovered that it’s been a going hypothesis in sociology for a long time. I […]

My interview at TAM

When I spoke at TAM last July, I was interviewed (along with many other speakers) by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Reader Lesley called my attention to the fact that they have just posted the video (part 1). For better or worse, here it is, but remember that at the time I […]

Top 10 questions for Dawkins on reddit

The Dawkins Foundation has posted what I suppose is its own list of the “Top 10 questions from Richard’s live chat on reddit.” You’ll learn what his favorite soup is (I like that one, too, but give me New England clam chowder any day), whether he thinks any animals are religious, what his greatest achievement […]

Only if you’re Polish. . .

. . . will you be able to understand my interview on Polish television this morning. I’m told the translation is good, and you can sort of make out the English words below the simultaneous translation, but I advise you not to try.  If you understand Polish, go here to see the seven-minute archived interview. […]

A rather personal interview with Dawkins

The Sydney Morning Herald has published a rather revealing interview with Richard Dawkins: “An arch atheist reveals his poetic soul.” It includes a number of Dawkins’s statements that have elicited controversy—and will continue to do so. As I’m visiting Auschwitz today, I’ll let readers argue about these themselves, but, as always, be temperate and considerate […]

Professor Ceiling Cat gets a t.v. interview on atheism

UPDATE:  I’m told that the TV station is called TVN, and that the program’s name in Polish is ‘Dzien dobry TVN. My interview will start at about 9:30. ________________ I am astounded that this is even happening, but what I’m told is a fairly large nationwide t.v. station will interview me tomorrow morning (Monday) at about […]

FFRF podcast

If you missed Saturday’s broadcast from Freethought Radio (the program of the Freedom from Religion Foundation), which included an interview avec moi about the Ball State kerfuffle, you can go here to hear it or download it.

My interview on Freethought Radio

I’ll be on Freethought Radio tomorrow with Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, discussing the distressing the incursion of intelligent-design advocates at Ball State University. The whole show runs from 11 a.m.-noon Central (U.S.) time, and you can listen to it live at The Mic 92.1.  (Just click on the […]


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