Atheist Biologist Dawkins: More Than Two Sexes Idea 'Utterly Nonsense'

Richard Dawkins (Piers Morgan YouTube channel)

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is known for dismissing religion, but the atheist scientist is seemingly now agreeing with Christians and others who argue there are only two sexes.

In fact, Dawkins called efforts to push back on this scientific reality "utter nonsense," concluding "there are two sexes, and that's all there is to it," as Fox News reported.

He made these comments during a recent appearance on "Piers Morgan Uncensored," calling persistent attacks on people like author J.K. Rowling over the gender issue examples of "bullying."

"It's very upsetting the way this tiny minority of people has managed to capture the discourse, to really talk errant nonsense," Dawkins said.

When asked by Morgan how to combat the current dynamic, Dawkins answered with one word: "Science."

He did say gender might be "subjective" to some, but when Morgan asked how he would respond when people say there are 100 genders, he said he's "not interested in that" and proceeded to offer his biological take.

"There are two sexes," he said. "You can talk about gender if you wish, and that's subjective. ... As a biologist, there are two sexes, and that's all there is to it."

Evangelist Franklin Graham said this on Facebook after watching the interview with Dawkins: "I usually don't take sides with an atheist—but on this issue, I agree 100%. Richard Dawkins said the push by LGBTQ activists to discredit the reality of two biological sexes is "utter nonsense." They're even trying to "de-gender" our language. Richard told Piers Morgan Uncensored, "there are two sexes, and that's all there is to it." They also talked about how our woke culture is bullying people who are bold enough to stand with the scientific fact of two sexes.

"Of course, science reflects what the Bible clearly says, "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them" (Genesis 1:27). Period. That's it. I appreciate him taking a stand for this truth, and I hope you will join me in praying that like the Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus, Richard Dawkins' eyes will be opened to the truth of the Gospel and God's love for him."

As CBN's Faithwire has reported, this is hardly Dawkins' first foray into discussing transgender issues.

He sparked furor in 2021 when he signed the "Declaration on Women's Sex-based Rights," a document aimed at reaffirming "women and girls' sex-based rights."

March CM CoverThe controversial proclamation pushed back on issues emerging from the cultural replacement of "sex" with "gender identity," an issue that has risen to impact multiple facets of society.

"Please sign the Declaration on Women's Sex-based Rights," Dawkins tweeted at the time. "I have just done so."

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