What happened to Richard Dawkins? 

Richard Dawkins is not a fascist, nor even a supporter of the alt-right. He’s better understood as an extraordinarily entitled member of the political class, who happens to possess a huge platform through which he can express that entitlement. Nevertheless, with the far right making increasing inroads into the mainstream, it’s important to remember the role that Dawkins and his friends have made and continue to make in popularising its ideas.

Source: What happened to Richard Dawkins? | Overland literary journal

Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered: Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestors interbred with a distantly related hominin 700,000 years ago — ScienceDaily

A new study documented the earliest known interbreeding event between ancient human populations — a group known as the ‘super-archaics’ in Eurasia interbred with a Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestor about 700,000 years ago. The event was between two populations more distantly related than any other recorded. The authors proposed a revised timeline for human migration out of Africa and into Eurasia. The method for analyzing ancient DNA provides a new way to look farther back into the human lineage.

Source: Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered: Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestors interbred with a distantly related hominin 700,000 years ago — ScienceDaily

Expert contra Dawkins, why eugenics wouldn’t really work 

David Curtis: We can now measure genetic potential directly from genetic markers and what we know from this is that these genetic predictors perform extremely badly. We can also tell that there are many important, very rare genetic variants which we will never be able to identify.

Source: Expert contra Dawkins, why eugenics wouldn’t really work | Uncommon Descent

‘The World Must Act Boldly’: 23 Former Diplomats Urge Global Leaders to Adopt Paris-Style Agreement to Protect Biodiversity 

“Humanity sits on the precipice of irreversible loss of biodiversity and a climate crisis that imperils the future for our grandchildren and generations to come.”

Source: ‘The World Must Act Boldly’: 23 Former Diplomats Urge Global Leaders to Adopt Paris-Style Agreement to Protect Biodiversity | Common Dreams News