Richard Dawkins http://nwpr.org en Richard Dawkins Opens Up In 'Appetite For Wonder' http://nwpr.org/post/richard-dawkins-opens-appetite-wonder He may be the most controversial atheist on the planet today, but there was once a time when Richard Dawkins was a respectable, churchgoing Christian.<p>In his new memoir, <em>An</em> <em>Appetite for Wonder</em>, the Oxford scientist recalls his erstwhile pious life: "I prayed every night ...[and kneeled] at the altar, where, I believed, an angel might appear to me in a vision." When the apparition finally came it was from a man with a long beard who claimed to understand how human beings evolved. Not <em>that</em> guy with the beard. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:42:00 +0000 editor 34797 at http://nwpr.org Richard Dawkins Opens Up In 'Appetite For Wonder' Richard Dawkins' Delightful Memoir Dilutes The Poison http://nwpr.org/post/richard-dawkins-delightful-memoir-dilutes-poison On Tuesday, famed evolutionary scientist and atheist <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=146985439">Richard Dawkins</a>' new book — a memoir called <em>An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist</em><em> — </em>will be published here in the United States. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:50:00 +0000 editor 34667 at http://nwpr.org Richard Dawkins' Delightful Memoir Dilutes The Poison Book News: Richard Dawkins Under Fire For Child Abuse Remarks http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-richard-dawkins-under-fire-child-abuse-remarks <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>In a controversial interview about his upcoming memoir, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins called for stronger distinctions to be made between what he called "mild paedophilia" and violent crimes. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:57:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 34079 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Richard Dawkins Under Fire For Child Abuse Remarks