Richard Dawkins Had Lawrence Krauss on His Show

We are not ever going to hear a dialectic

Tucker Lieberman
6 min readNov 12, 2023

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video still of the Poetry of Reality, with closed caption: ‘Why is a white woman in America vilified and damned’
Dawkins on his podcast

I’ve been writing about Richard Dawkins’s podcast The Poetry of Reality, examining the development of its transphobic purpose.

He Dismisses Trans-Inclusivity as a ‘Religion’

The next part I want to discuss is the 8-minute episode released October 10, 2023: “Does Woke Count As A Religion?” This is a slick video remake of his August 3 Substack text post, “Replying to Jordan Peterson.”

Dawkins acknowledges “two challenges” that Jordan Peterson addressed to him online with a critical stance. He coos to Peterson: “I greatly respect Dr. Peterson’s courageous stance against a bossy, intolerant thought police whose Orwellian Newspeak threatens enlightened rationalism.”

The first of Peterson’s challenges to Dawkins: “Does woke count as a religion?” Dawkins says it does, despite not containing supernatural beliefs, because it has:

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Tucker Lieberman

Editor for Prism & Pen. Author of the novel "Most Famous Short Film of All Time." https://tuckerlieberman.com/