He has been called by fellow atheist, the comedian/magician Penn Jillette as "The Pope of Atheism."
As a child, Richard wrote a short story about a little going to the moon (Bobo Goes to the Moon) - he was sure aliens wouldn't speak English so he had them speak French.
Richard is appearing as himself in Series 4 of Doctor Who.
Richard Dawkins is a descendant of the Earl of Lincoln.
Richard Dawkins is a strong advocate for Darwinism and Evolution; and is a supporter of Darwin Day Celebration.
Richard Dawkins is the senior editor for the Free Inquiry magazine.
Richard Dawkins is a supporter of the Great Ape Project. A organization to give great apes legal and moral rights.
Richard Dawkins is a harsh critic of alternative medicine and pseudoscience.
Richard Dawkins sits on the judging panel for the British Academy Film and Television Awards.
Richard Dawkins is known as "Darwin's Rottweiler" by his fellow scientists.
Richard Dawkins is a keen supporter of the Bright Movement.
Richard Dawkins has a daughter from his second marriage named Juliet Emma Dawkins.
Richard Dawkins married his third wife actress Lalla Ward in 1992.
Richard Dawkins holds the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford.
Richard Dawkins is the founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.
Richard Dawkins is Vice President of the British Humanist Association.
Richard Dawkins is a ardent and outspoken atheist.
Richard Dawkins is a prominent critic of the theory of creationism.
Richard Dawkins was a close friend of the late Douglas Adams.
Richard Dawkins is a professor of Biology at Oxford University.
Dawkins is the author of numerous books and articles on evolution, genetics, religion and the role of science in society. Among these are 'The Selfish Gene,' considered a classic in the study of evolutionary biology, and 'The Ancestor's Tale.'
Dawkins' latest, 'The God Delusion,' about his belief that religion is a relic of early man's fear of nature, is on the Amazon.com bestseller lists in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
Richard Dawkins: In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.
Richard Dawkins: Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Richard Dawkins: Religious people split into three main groups when faced with science. I shall label them the "know-nothings", the "know-alls", and the "no-contests".
Richard Dawkins: I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
Richard Dawkins: The existence of God is a scientific hypothesis like any other.