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UK biologist & writer. Science, the poetry of reality. Good-humoured ridicule of religions. RTs don't imply endorsement, nor exhaustive research of tweeter's CV

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“From the remark one of them made: ‘Have you read much Shelley?’ I concluded that they were freshmen” Chiang Yee: S… https://t.co/FO3A8fzXlU
2/22
2020
Charles Darwin was a wonderfully kind and devoted father. His children doodled drawings on blank pages and margins… https://t.co/wsSzde9fB52030? Let's make it happen sooner than that! https://t.co/p4yOVqlROnThere’s no reason to doubt that this would work for humans – it’s technically feasible. You could have a baby that… https://t.co/iQxdRjmYSx
2/21
2020
Every sense reports to brain in nerve impulses. Brain uses info to construct useful MODEL of world being perceived.… https://t.co/TkJ3BD3hnRRelated thought-expts are not TOTALLY untestable in principle. R/G colour-blindness is a retinal defect, not brain.… https://t.co/PB5mxDt3FbIn Need of Right-Sizing - The sub-optimal Morning Heresy. https://t.co/p0IazeqClj https://t.co/4n9u3mCaW5
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsDo bats hear colour? Hue qualia are ARBITRARY wavelength LABELS constructed by brain. Bats’ flightless ancestors ha… https://t.co/zRBep3160w
2/20
2020
Recognized as a Heretic - The Morning Heresy, caught dead to rights. https://t.co/A4PCd69Xsy https://t.co/Zoygq9yPsa
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsSharia is a barbaric legal system and Pakistan a disgrace to the world. https://t.co/dLadyVKiPu
2/19
2020
Human steak could of course be cultured. Would you eat it? I wouldn’t, but it’s hard to say why. It would be cultur… https://t.co/dc81IlaIFVThese developments are very encouraging. They promise yet another major addition to the list of ways science has fo… https://t.co/KHlCZMrAjf
2/18
2020
A 3rd theory, suggested by many repliers to my question about Twitter nastiness, is the Virtue-Signalling to own Tr… https://t.co/JgspKrDCtwThanks for interesting responses. Many favour “road rage” theory, a version of the “anonymity protects cowards” the… https://t.co/bvL3eTJ5zuCurious about Twitter nastiness. In conversation, we say “I don’t agree because ….” On Twitter, “you vile piece of… https://t.co/7upwDoJ78V
2/17
2020
https://t.co/Q6jgZgrjhsA eugenic policy would be bad. I’m combating the illogical step from “X would be bad” to “So X is impossible”. It w… https://t.co/pHpvMpdRPHFor those determined to miss the point, I deplore the idea of a eugenic policy. I simply said deploring it doesn’t… https://t.co/lYBwPAxWUkhttps://t.co/3TUmE8gosxIt’s one thing to deplore eugenics on ideological, political, moral grounds. It’s quite another to conclude that it… https://t.co/2tmQJUb9UYWhat a delightful man @RevRichardColes is. We just had a very nice talk at Barbican. I had neglected to write it in… https://t.co/2l8OxvmoqZ
2/16
2020
https://t.co/EZF28gpU9IBodily encounters with alien life are hugely less likely than SETI picking up radio signals from them. The aliens t… https://t.co/cRv6LUyYSn
2/15
2020
Blasphemy is a victimless crime. Death threats constitute a true crime, with a victim. “Hate speech” becomes a true… https://t.co/r93zPCSBqF
2/14
2020
Finger-Pointing and Facial Expressions: The many humiliations of the Morning Heresy. https://t.co/cp9eZOCwKZ https://t.co/MQa3Z597oq
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2/13
2020
All the Monsters Live in Ohio - Your monstrous compendium of news, the Morning Heresy. https://t.co/Wlw8Eo4AU6 https://t.co/iKOJL9K5qq
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsLawyers distinguish Direct (e.g. eye-witness) vs Circumstantial (e.g. DNA) Evidence. But science shows how astonish… https://t.co/jjLjOMJfvo
2/12
2020
The Seepage - The news you can ooze, the Morning Heresy. https://t.co/9JCT7Ecx3S https://t.co/TqRzqTOfRB
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2/11
2020
Evolution is a thickly branching bush. Er, why does my spellchecker change “bush” to “Bush”? Persistently.
2/10
2020
Unimaginably Strange Things - The Morning Heresy, overpromising and underdelivering. https://t.co/tH0ekoKGCG https://t.co/50cnwqD7pv
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2/7
2020
My Name is Forget - The Morning Heresy, all the news you'd rather not think about. https://t.co/2zqlZFdfvU https://t.co/ap1fsIYryS
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2/6
2020
Forgot to take something to read in doctor’s waiting room. Had to fall back on magazines provided. Sample headlines… https://t.co/Jk46Fe1GCIToxically Inhospitable - The Morning Heresy wears out its welcome. https://t.co/mE2zRgmoFP https://t.co/tOo3gjIkih
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2/5
2020
The Truth Gets Retweeted Almost Never - Lies, damned lies, and the Morning Heresy. https://t.co/40OoleJltQ https://t.co/qY1RWqWSuP
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsExcellent speech by @MattWRidley in the House of Lords: https://t.co/3wKH3CcYdO
2/4
2020
We All Die, Probably - The Morning Heresy is the sunshine of your life. https://t.co/LBiL47t2xT https://t.co/yZLOcTKhrq
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsJudge: “Is one to abandon every vestige of common sense in approaching this matter?” Counsel: “Yes, my Lord.” The hearing was adjourned.
2/3
2020
Finished @SAPinker’s Sense of Style. His stand against the fatuous rule that proscribes “this”, & prescribes “this,… https://t.co/Ve3bbF0AXw
2/1
2020
Yes indeed. And now here’s a novel idea: why not tell us what the correct postcode is? https://t.co/uMnSkkLPgADestroy Our Wonderful Cows - The blog that jumps over the moon, The Morning Heresy. https://t.co/tqXe9Eeds3 https://t.co/k2La11g5Es
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1/31
2020
Make the Moves Up As I Go - The Morning (hella good) Heresy https://t.co/oDrItYySxz https://t.co/i67Yd9oYXo
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsLast chance for Early Bird discounts on Origins Project Foundation expedition to Iceland and Greenland:- https://t.co/BJsZWxd85K
1/30
2020
On Saturday, February 15, the estimable @revrichardcoles and I will be at Life Lessons Festival, talking about Happ… https://t.co/EF2T61QLQzIce Cream for Nones - Some unforgivable false advertising from The Morning Heresy https://t.co/gwOH8x5OkY https://t.co/UUNrBDLuxE
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1/29
2020
Any Hex, Any Spell, Any Witchcraft, Any Spirit of Control, Any Jezebel - The Morning Heresy versus the world.… https://t.co/GbpFvEKSfH
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsI’m told Charlie Chaplin came 27th in a competition for Chaplin impersonators. And some of Churchill’s stirring war… https://t.co/b9ycEdtgQr
1/28
2020
Unbelievers Undisturbed - The Morning Heresy https://t.co/lbt3F6fTPr
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1/27
2020
Now listening to The Sense of Style, by that consummate English stylist Steven Pinker. Among much that is wonderful… https://t.co/muCSoVtoE2.@JimAlKhalili’s literary craftsmanship is that of a seasoned novelist – not what we ordinarily expect of a theoret… https://t.co/EkBtSOrnth
1/25
2020
The Same Despised Category as Kings - The blog that's like salt on a wound, The Morning Heresy.… https://t.co/GeI87yq6bo
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1/24
2020
Excommunicate Me - The stuff you're better off not knowing, all in The Morning Heresy. https://t.co/1DcMrFpA1c https://t.co/wHtt6T3iGJ
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsI’ll be in Brighton for this conference:- https://t.co/S1kfqzeRH5
1/23
2020
Sad to learn of the death of Monty Python's Terry Jones. I didn’t know him especially well, which made me all the m… https://t.co/KiKudbtsaFThe Great Foot Has Come Down - The Morning Heresy is so wise in the ways of science. https://t.co/YEauUDZjSM https://t.co/U1Lxhq7fH5
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1/22
2020
I’m listening to the audio version of Sunfall, @JimAlKhalili’s debut novel. It’s excellent, exactly how good scienc… https://t.co/nLWAFZ0s5xAn Immense Amount of Ignorant Familiarity - The Morning Heresy blogsplains the news to you. https://t.co/tMG2oxsZxV https://t.co/wuIarDFnpF
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1/21
2020
Something a Serial Killer Would Say - The doubly-suspicious Morning Heresy. https://t.co/B9mc1qFceE https://t.co/XYMONirWqS
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1/17
2020
The Aura of Edginess - The Morning Heresy was cool before it sold out. https://t.co/m65CpUPo5H https://t.co/hgx21ABnfR
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsBest thing Harold Wilson did was refuse US urging to join the war. Aus & NZ not so fortunate Glad Saigon museum o… https://t.co/TlyDz0LOiNArrived in bustling, prosperous Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City). US prolonged the war till way after the stupid futil… https://t.co/31pVue3sBF
1/16
2020
Please sign to protect our natural environment: https://t.co/7XrvvgK1UwI Can't Hear You, I Have Seeds in My Ears - The latest noise-cancelling Morning Heresy. https://t.co/H7Qh6EhnPo https://t.co/UHHYZZX80X
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1/15
2020
But of course the Australian bushfires are a Chinese hoax https://t.co/IpvSqqBPPSHugely successful trip on Mekong river from Cambodia to Vietnam with Lawrence Krauss’s newly formed… https://t.co/HKjlFrUVgZhttps://t.co/Re941rhobP
1/14
2020
#TheGodDelusion by @RichardDawkins has just been released by @rdfrs @center4inquiry in an updated #Arabic version t… https://t.co/AF2dPgq2iB
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1/11
2020
Unprotected Fighting Words - The constant provocation to fisticuffs that is the Morning Heresy.… https://t.co/j0OviwRBde
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1/9
2020
The Gaps Are So Big - The blog that stares into the abyss, the Morning Heresy. https://t.co/hopWY2LXMA https://t.co/nolGus2QaC
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1/8
2020
Privileged Guinea Pigs - The Morning Heresy won't hurt a bit. https://t.co/MzWmMgacaI https://t.co/aq1NZWihdr
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1/7
2020
Cascade of Catastrophes - Start despairing for the decade with The Morning Heresy https://t.co/blMNCGQyJN https://t.co/ql9XYJ4tvZ
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsDear typical hotelier Well done making real effort to please. 2 friendly economical suggestions from seasoned trav… https://t.co/Sn46pnezBO
1/6
2020
Admittedly this won’t make much difference in Ireland itself. But the fact that a civilised country like Ireland ha… https://t.co/ZHjECknCv0Welcome news from Ireland. Congratulations to Michael Nugent and Atheist Ireland on the culmination of a successful… https://t.co/leMmdg84Qe
1/3
2019
I’ve only just discovered Joseph Calleja and I think he might even be my favourite tenor. Paul Robeson is by far my favourite bass.To those who can’t tell the difference between “some” and “all,” when I referred to “insular Americans” I of course… https://t.co/tBq7Z9szs5
12/30
2019
To those who say, “Do it if you like but why make it compulsory?” I was careful to point out that headlights are fo… https://t.co/feLYYbYL3eIncreasingly addicted to audio books, I’ve heard some good readers but @StephenFry is the audio king. I’ve just lis… https://t.co/IjFu554RfaHeadlights are for being seen as well as for seeing. Driving with dipped headlights by day makes it easier to know… https://t.co/Me1EcovGmZhttps://t.co/OwbAkpO0J5
12/29
2019
Seeping Sniping - The Morning Heresy delivers the news behind your back. https://t.co/pD3l5OEJaD https://t.co/TFK4euNuJB
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12/27
2019
These secular stirrings are driven mainly by repugnance at the evils done in Islam’s name, rather than by clear-hea… https://t.co/W75ami5anPYes OF COURSE I can switch to global. That’s not the point. The point is that this is a trivial eg of NON-trivial t… https://t.co/5QiJcJITblAn Artificial and Disenchanted World - The clearinghouse of existential despair that is The Morning Heresy.… https://t.co/Z2I3pBf3vK
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsWanting US news, I logged into CNN. Lead story about UK. Used VPN to pretend I was in US. CNN’s lead changed to US… https://t.co/4kVmtvFGUX
12/26
2019
USA has many of the most talented & educated people in the world (eg more Nobels than any other nation). To choose… https://t.co/k5tTrxsxR4
12/25
2019
If you have any evangelical Christian friends (I don’t), please send this to them: https://t.co/MXyYw40Xe1The Darwinian survival value of zebra stripes has long been a puzzle. Hungarian research (referenced in the linked… https://t.co/NCMzdRedp0The Selfish Get to Live as Angels, and All Good People Will Be Damned https://t.co/2e4YxjMWDe (What passes for a Ch… https://t.co/iynQLnbsCd
Retweeted by Richard DawkinsY O Y don’t we just say what we mean, out loud? https://t.co/snGrKA6GFyWhen was the Norman Conquest? Ten-sixty-six, of course. Nobody says “One thousand and sixty-six.” So why are people… https://t.co/xZn8ZYIm2JThanks for constructive suggestions and good advice. I’ve now packaged the two films for digitizing. No more sugges… https://t.co/HBqCQHzb3f
12/24
2019
Clearing out mother’s house, we’ve found two movies dated 1942. Kodak Super-X, width film 8 mm, frame 4.5 mm, spool… https://t.co/GiDQgHSAB2Some science of 2019 https://t.co/VEd0UUPcd0Evangelical Christians constitute an important segment of Trump’s well-named “base.” The heirs of Billy Graham cons… https://t.co/E3LqasO5GI2019 not all bad. Good news doesn’t hit headlines https://t.co/UNh23NmPZG Several endangered sp. popns. grew Women’… https://t.co/zBUQNbZZisI Know Windmills Very Much - The blog of the woeful countenance, The Morning Heresy. https://t.co/Xs6pYiz7Hj https://t.co/0YgeRyONjm
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12/23
2019

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