Following up from yesterday’s thing, the Daily Mail also joined in with visiting the sins of 18th century slave owners upon Richard Dawkins.
They included a charming picture of a white guy whipping some black slaves, as if this were a concept that required illustrating, so that you can understand the full impact this revelation has on the argument for non-theistic evolution.
Their caption for the picture of Dawkins himself read:
Richard Dawkins has condemned slavery despite his ancestors making their money through forced labour.
I had some fun on Twitter thinking of some other breaking news stories the paper might uncover:
“Many modern Germans decry Nazism, even though their grandparents let Hitler run the entire country for years.” #dailymailhotscoop
“Many black Americans nowadays expect equality with whites, despite their ancestors’ status as owned property.” #dailymailhotscoop
“Pope Benedict sticking with Christianity even though the founder of his church was a Jew.” #dailymailhotscoop
That sort of thing. Feel free to come up with some of your own in the comments below.
And apparently the Times also had a feature on Dawkins yesterday, though “feature” in this case appears to translate to “several paragraphs of personal insults”.
Bravo, Camilla Long. You really caught the indignancy of Richard Dawkins’s hair and the nibbliness of his voice, and in so doing made a valuable contribution to the noble field of journalism.