Richard Dawkins Punished for Inviting Us to Think

Our dissenting doctor comes to the defense of the strident atheist, Richard Dawkins, who had an award from 1996 rescinded after an innocuous Twitter post.

Professor Dawkins’ Tweet was clearly an invitation to people to consider the limits of self-identification as a determinant of what people actually are. You cannot be something just because you say that you are, nor have you any right to demand that others should uncritically accept your self-designation.

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