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The American Humanist Association's Withdrawal of a 25-Year-Old Award to Richard Dawkins


The withdrawal was apparently over this Tweet:

Robby Soave's analysis today strikes me as quite sound, as is that from two other AHA award winners (at least for now), Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker:

[A]n association of "freethinkers" has deemed certain thoughts unthinkable, nor that it is enforcing dogmas and catechisms by excommunicating a heretic.