Richard Dawkins and social media

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The new atheist Richard Dawkins has had difficulty managing his social media presence which has caused him a considerable amount of negative publicity and loss of public influence (see: Richard Dawkins' loss of influence).

Richard Dawkins' Elevatorgate controversy

See also: Elevatorgate

Dawkins' loss of a very large amount of his public influence was the result of his Elevatorgate controversy (see: Richard Dawkins' loss of influence). The Elevatorgate controversy involved femninsts and others being offended by his blog comments to a blog post and his subsequent commentary about the matter

Richard Dawkins and Twitter

See also: Richard Dawkins and Twitter

Despite the medical advice of his doctors, Richard Dawkins had a very active Twitter presence before his minor stroke (with a number of Twitter controversies) and numerous public controversies.[1]

Dawkins has accumulated over 30,000 Twitter tweets.[2] The Independent reported, "Dawkins also admitted he wasn't very good at managing Twitter and the strong reactions his posts tend to provoke. 'Twitter is very difficult medium to handle,' he said. 'I’m not much of a diplomat.'"[3] However, after his stroke, in May 2016, Dawkins gave up posting on Twitter and the tweets that appear in his name are done by his staff.[4]

Richard Dawkins' battle with online fans over their use of profanity and gossip

See also: Atheism and profanity and Richard Dawkins' battle with online fans and Atheism and the internet

In February 2010, the news organization The Telegraph reported Richard Dawkins was "embroiled in a bitter online battle over plans to rid his popular internet forum for atheists of foul language, insults and 'frivolous gossip'."[5] Richard Dawkins has a reputation for being abrasive so the behavior of his fans is not entirely surprising. See: Atheism and profanity

It is commonly thought that some individuals who commonly use profanity have limited vocabularies and imaginations.[6][7]

Richard Dawkins and YouTube

See also: Richard Dawkins and YouTube

Below are some YouTube videos relating to the new atheists Richard Dawkins.

YouTube video of Richard Dawkins Being Stumped

Richard Dawkins stumped
The video From a Frog to a Prince, produced by Creation Ministries International, features Richard Dawkins being stumped by the question of a creationist.[8] The interviewer asked Dawkins for an example of genetic information arising from a mutation.[8] Recently, a creationist produced an excellent YouTube video demonstrating the Richard Dawkins still has not answered the question posed to him by the interviewer and he uses Richard Dawkins own words to demonstrate this fact.[9]

See also: Richard Dawkins and Creation Ministries International and Richard Dawkins' public refusal to debate creationists and Instances of Richard Dawkins ducking debates

In 2008, a video clip featuring Richard Dawkins became widely available to the public, showing Dawkins [10] being stumped by a question from the creationist interviewer. A shortened version has been translated into 10 languages. The clip was part of an interview included in the video and DVD From a Frog to Prince, produced by Creation Ministries International about the genetic information required by evolution, and the interviewer is asking Dawkins for an example of genetic information arising from a mutation.

In later interviews, Dawkins claims that he was not stumped, but instead shocked when he realized that the interviewer was a creationist, and the video was edited in a way to make him look like he was unable to answer the question.[11] However, the question came after he had that realization, and after the creationists negotiated with Dawkins and he agreed to continue.[12] However, despite being given a free reign in a sceptic publication to respond, he still didn't provide any examples. Recently, a creationist produced an excellent YouTube video demonstrating the Richard Dawkins still has not answered the question posed to him by the interviewer and he uses Richard Dawkins own words to demonstrate this fact.[9] The video can be found at YouTube and is entitled Is Richard Dawkins Really Stumped? The Truth - In His Own Words - YES...he is!

As noted earlier, Dr. Don Batten of Creation Ministries International theorizes that Richard Dawkins is a God hater and not a skeptic.[13] The video in which Richard Dawkins clearly squirms when asked for an example of genetic information arising from a mutation and dodges the question with an unrelated monologue, certainly gives some credence to Dr. Batten's postulate. Richard Dawkins inept response relating to the existence of God during his interview with Ben Stein further bolsters the view that Richard Dawkins is more motivated by hatred towards God than any inward assurance Dawkins has concerning the validity of his skeptical contentions.VIDEO There is certainly historical precedence for evolutionists/atheists having inward doubts about the validity of evolution and atheism. The evolutionist Charles Darwin wrote in a private notebook that he was a materialist (a type of atheist).[14] Late in Charles Darwin's life, Darwin told the Duke of Argyll that he frequently had overwhelming thoughts that the natural world was the result of design.[15]

Richard Dawkins has been inconsistent concerning his supposed refusal to debate creationists and his refusal is merely a ruse to avoid losing debates to creation scientists. Generally speaking, creation scientists tend to win the creation vs. evolution debates.

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