Discussion by: QuestioningKat
Happy Birthday Professor Dawkins
All the best to you, Professor Dawkins!!!
Happy Birthday Richard!
Happy birthday, Professor. I’m glad you were born.
You share your birthday with Leonard Nimoy
Dif Tor Heh Smusma!
**Wishing Prof. Dawkins a Happy Birthday! **
and a peaceful and joyful day, at least on this day.
Keep on the good work tomorrow
(not a rotten and fake peace)
Happy Bangladeshi Independence Day!
Happy Birthday Professor Dawkins.
More than wishing happy birthday to Richard, should we not promote the further formal recognition of his contribution in the mainstream? For instance petition for .
2 , A candidature for a Nobel Prize
If this Foundation does not take initiatives in this regard, who will?
In reply to #10 by catphil:
A knighthood in the UK
Bestowed by someone whose official title is Defender of the Faith, of course, and whose only reason for enjoying the position she and her family of inbreds do is because it was ordained by God centuries ago.
Richard is an anti-establishment figure; that’s his appeal, at least for me. I have a lot of respect for those who are offered knighthoods and turn them down — it’s just about the coolest thing someone in the public eye can do as far as I’m concerned. Danny Boyle, L. S. Lowry, Robert Morley, Henry Moore, David Bowie, Stephen Fry (not officially, just what I believe: if Baldrick was given one it’s a stone cold certainty that Stephen was offered one)…
No knighthood for Richard Dawkins. Not now, not ever.
Edit: even if it does mean he never gets to join the illustrious ranks whose members have included Jimmy Savile, Robert Mugabe, Fred Goodwin, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Benito Mussolini, Cliff Richard…
All the best wishes for you Prof. Dawkins and a lot of active and intensive years! We’ll keep on working in your sense!
Happy Birthday and I wish you many, many more…
More than wishing happy birthday to Richard, should we not promote the further formal recognition of his contribution in the mainstream? For instance petition for .A knighthood in the UK2 , A candidature for a Nobel PrizeIf this Foundation does not take initiatives in this regard, who wil…
If this Foundation does not take initiatives in this regard, who wil…
And the Nobel Prize should be the Peace prize, for attempting to remove the malicious influence of religion from decision making around the world.
In reply to #11 by Katy Cordeth:
In reply to #10 by catphil:A knighthood in the UKBestowed by someone whose official title is Defender of the Faith, of course, and whose only reason for enjoying the position she and her family of inbreds do is because it was ordained by God centuries ago.Richard is an anti-establishment figur…
Richard is an anti-establishment figur…
I did not even thought of Knightwood as you have put it, and even liked the previous comment, but I think you are right.
Happy Birthday Professor Dawkins! I wish more and more success and all the best to you.
Happy birthday, and thank you.
A very happy birthday to you, Professor Dawkins. Warm thoughts from a cold and windy New Hampshire, USA!
Happy Birthday, Richard!
I never sit on the fence. Thank God for Richard Dawkins.
Happy birthday bro!! World needs more thinkers like you! Carry on
Happy birthday Professor. Keep em’ coming please.
Have a grrreeaattt birthday, Professor Dawkins…. Mac.
Happy Birthday Professor Dawkins, may many more come your way.
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I was suggesting that Richard be offered/nominated for a knighthood and a Nobel prize. It would be up to him to accept or refuse the award. He might , like several ( e.g. Alan Bennett for a knighthood, JP Sartre for the Nobel) refuse, as no doubt he would the more lucrative Templeton prize.
Happy belated birthday!!!
Aww Sorry I missed the day but best (belated) wishes Richard!
Hope you had a lovely day. 🙂
In reply to #15 by maria melo:
In reply to #11 by Katy Cordeth:In reply to #10 by catphil:A knighthood in the UK
I have often wondered why Richard has not already been nominated for knighthood. I would nominate him for his wondrous services to the public understanding of science. Although he may not be a monarchist (the queen doesn’t choose who gets knighted anyway), just think of it as a thanks from me and the nation for making me and many others a lot less ignorant of science than we were before and spawning a desire to learn.
Lets put to the side it’s its historical connection with the church as I think in the next generation, I see it moving away from religion to become more secular.
Don’t think of it as a gift from the Queen or the Church, think if it as a recognition from us, the people, the nation.
Sir Richard Dawkins has a lovely ring to it, dontcha think?
Bestowed by someone whose official title is Defender of the Faith, of course, and whose only reason for enjoying the position she and her family of inbreds do is because it was ordained by God centuries ago.Rich…
More than wishing happy birthday to Richard, should we not promote the further formal recognition of his contribution in the mainstream? For instance petition for .A knighthood in the UK
I second that!!! > > >
And that too!!! >
Some knighted atheists. (OK its a very short list and you may not like all of their work but they do exist and I don’t see them as hypocrites)
Fred Hoyle, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Salman Rushdie,
That was a 2 min search. Can anyone post any other worthy recipients?
In reply to NUMBER 32 by adey5 : More knighted atheists: Kingsley Amis, Alan Sugar, Ian McKellen, Clive Sinclair, Michael Tippett, Bob Geldof (Honorary Knighthood).
For those interested here is the e-petition proposed by Mr.David Mumford
Knighthood for Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins is an acclaimed author, speaker, educator, scientist and TV presenter. He is one of the most famous people on the planet and has influenced millions of people’s thinking about science evolution and religion. He is greatly admired by other celebrities, such as Sir David Attenborough and ranks alongside other great scientists such as Charles Darwin and Steven Hawkins. It is obvious that Richard Dawkins should be Knighted for his contribution to knowledge about the world and our place in it. I therefore urge the government to recommend this to Her Majesty the Queen as soon as it is convenient.
This e-petition has been rejected on procedural grounds : ” e-petitions cannot include information about honours or appointments.
But there are many other ways to promote this outcome.
In reply to NUMBER 11 by Katy Cordeth. Cliff Richard : Madame, how dare you insult a national treasure who is very close to God! It’s even rumoured they sleep together.
Happy birthday Richard, you have made my list of the most important people in human history;
Hot damn! I posted a birthday wish on Richard’s Twitter account, but forgot to post it here, too!
Happy birthday to my favorite science writer, who constantly reminds us that “Sam’s gone.” 🙂
In reply to #4 by SaganTheCat:
You share your birthday with Leonard NimoyDif Tor Heh Smusma!
And Alan Arkin, one of my favorite actors! And Robert Frost Tennessee Williams…
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