A week from Thursday: I interview Richard Dawkins about his new book

August 23, 2022 • 10:45 am

The Skeptical Inquirer is the reason-promoting magazine of the Center for Inquiry, itself affiliated with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Every Thursday they feature a live video presentation or interview that is later put on YouTube.

Next Thursday (Sept. 1) at 7 p.m. now rescheduled for 6 pm EDT, I have the pleasure and honor of discussing Richard Dawkins’s new book on flight with the author himself. You can register for free to see it live, or watch later on YouTube. Click on the link below to go to the description and to register. It will be an hour long, and I understand that there will be questions in the last ten minutes or so.

I’ve read the book twice and mentioned it briefly last week (you can buy it on Amazon at this link). I have a big list of things to talk about, but I’m willing to crowdsource questions from readers about the book, and perhaps a few general questions about Richard and his work (nothing personal, please!). If you have a good question, I’ll consider asking it, so put it in the comments.

13 thoughts on “A week from Thursday: I interview Richard Dawkins about his new book

  1. Registered. Be sure to let Mr. DeMille know when you’re ready for your closeup.

    And don’t forget to shoot your cuffs and straighten your tie when they give you the countdown to the red light coming on.

        1. What is the current dress code in the courtroom? Can one get by with a minimal lightweight pullover luxury silk/satin shirt with the barest hint of a collar instead of a shirt requiring a tie? Are there any judges who insist that women wear dresses/skirts? (Guess they want to get a good look at the legs, hoping for an occasional revealing blast of hot air from opposing counsel.) Would that apply to transwomen lawyers? And if a “cis” man wanted to wear a dress, who’s to say he can’t, for the sake of DEI?

          Perhaps a solution would be for all lawyers to wear robes in court, but I doubt judges would tolerate that. (But lawyers could wear caftans, eh? Or is that a distinction without a difference?)

          1. Jackets & ties are still de rigueur in courtrooms. About the loosest I’ve seen for courtroom dress codes is the state courts in Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), where the local lawyers tend to go with sports jackets, khakis, or even jeans, and boat shoes with no socks. (The Lauderdale bar tends to be a pretty yachty crowd. In fact, Fort Lauderdale is a pretty yachty town; it has more miles of canals than Venice, Italy.)

  2. Registered and looking forward to it. Richard did an interview with Michael Shermer about the book some months ago which was very good.

  3. Questions I’d like to hear you pose:

    What do you think are the greatest unsolved mysteries of evolution?

    What do you believe is the most interesting/promising current research in evolutionary theory?

  4. This book is an absolute delight – I’m up to chapter 8 at the moment –

    Wondering how ling it took to write this book?

    1. And how did the idea to hand-illustrate the book come about? It gives a distinctive appeal, and grips the eye unlike high-resolution photography – which, personally, can be almost distracting sometimes.

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