Richard Dawkins, Avoided By Berkeley, Finds New Venue Nearby

(RNS) — Richard Dawkins, the famed evolutionary biologist and notorious critic of religion, found a new San Francisco-area venue to host his current book tour after his planned Berkeley appearance was abruptly cancelled.
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) March 1, 2013He has also been called a sexist for some of his remarks about women.
This book tour — coupled with a larger speaking tour — is his first extended return to the U.S. where he has many fans.
KPFA has experienced a deluge of criticism for its cancellation of the Dawkins event, far beyond its many upset listeners.
Today, The Richard Dawkins Foundation announced the event has been rescheduled on the same day 18 miles to the west at Book Passage, an independent bookstore, in Marin County.

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