Friday, February 5, 2016

Playboy Interivew: Richard Dawkins Busts Creation Canards

For those who actually "read" Playboy, Richard Dawkins answers some hard questions.

Playboy Interivew: Richard Dawkins Busts Creation Canards


Starting next month I’ll be moonlighting for another blog – the esteemed Knight Science Journalism Tracker. As this is a slow season, the current Trackers asked me if I wanted to warm up with some guest posts. For my first entry, I chose an interview with Richard Dawkins that appeared in, of all places, Playboy.

Overall I liked the interview, which meandered through atheism, science and religion, death, morality, creationist canards and even animal rights. I did think the piece was too long to sustain interest with the Q&A format, unless perhaps readers were simultaneously “entertaining” themselves with the T&A. Read the post here.
(Warning - clicking on the Playboy link within the piece may call up some Adult images)

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In pursuit of her stories, writer Faye Flam has weathered storms in Greenland, gotten frost nip at the South Pole, and floated weightless aboard NASA’s zero-g plane. She has a degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology and started her writing career with the Economist. She later took on the particle physics and cosmology beat at Science Magazine before coming to the Inquirer in 1995. Her previous science column, “Carnal Knowledge,” ran from 2005 to 2008. Her new column and blog, Planet of the Apes, explores the topic of evolution and runs here and in the Inquirer’s health section each Monday. Email Faye at Reach Planet of the at

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