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September 6th, 2012
12:27 PM ET

Richard Dawkins: Evolution is 'not a controversial issue'

Atheist. Biologist. Writer. Thinker. Richard Dawkins has developed an international reputation of spreading the word that evolution happened and that there is no "intelligent design" or higher being, as you might gather from the title of his book "The God Delusion."

But no matter what you think about his convictions, his ideas have gone viral – including the word "meme."

CNN caught up with Dawkins while he was passing through Atlanta earlier this year. His next U.S. tour is in October.

Here is an edited transcript of part of the conversation. Watch the video above for a more focused look at Dawkins' ideas about evolution vs. intelligent design.

Read the full interview with Richard Dawkins
- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Atheism • evolvution • Leaders • Science

soundoff (1,421 Responses)
  1. faith

    it is symptomatic of borderline personality disorder. at least some of the time, dodo and her aliases, are not responsible for their black and white thinking. most people can be taught methodically, based on precept upon precept and step by step approach. not bpd. impulsively, they jump to a conclusion w/o understanding or appreciating how the conclusion is reached. you see it all day long in her posts whether she is posing as tom, anvil, observer, micheal, al qaeda, etc.

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