Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Archive for the 'Atheism' Category

30th anniversary of my involvement with Vision TV

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

After my keynote address at Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre, the academic conference held in my honour in September 2013 at McMaster University, I was asked by an audience member about where my interest in, and sympathetic treatment of, religion — which is clearly evident in many of my works, including Calculating God and Hominids [...]

Humanism in the Arts Award

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

On Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the annual conference of Humanist Canada, held this year in Montreal in conjunction with the General Assembly of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, bestselling science-fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer was presented with Humanist Canada’s first-ever Humanism in the Arts award (click the photo above for a high-resolution version). [...]

Is it a cop-out that the Neanderthals never had religion?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

A minister wrote to me over the weekend to say it was a “cop-out” that my Neanderthals in Hominids and its sequels never had any religion; oh, he could understand a story about a kind of humanity that had turned away from religion, but not one that never had it; he said a lack of [...]

Beware of Science Fiction!

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

That’s the message of this guy. Holy shit — um, so to speak.  Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Siteand WakeWatchWonder.com

Boneheaded Facebook anti-creation-science petition

Friday, December 18th, 2009

I’ve written before about how the skeptical movement has all the PR savvy of the New Coke team (and how they end up making people who otherwise might be sympathetic to their position simply find them unpleasant and unlikable). Here’s another such boneheaded move: a new Facebook group entitled, Can we find 10.000.000 people that [...]

Is atheism a religion? Is the many-worlds interpretation pseudoscience?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

In response to my op-ed piece “A Bright Idea for Atheists” (expanded from a speech I gave at the grand opening of the Centre for Inquiry Ontario), and the essay “Science and God” I wrote for Borders Books to help promote the release, back in 2000, of my novel Calculating God, a friend wrote to [...]