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Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins

Born in Kenya, Richard Dawkins is considered one of the world's leading experts in evolutionary biology. After graduating from Oxford, Dawkins became a fellow at New College, Oxford in 1970. He has authored numerous books, including his first, "The Blind Watchmaker" in 1976, which has been translated into 13 languages. Other books include "The Selfish Gene", "River Out of Eden: A Darwinia…

Date of Birth: March 26, 1941


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Richard Dawkins

"After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings." Richard Dawkins
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"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence." Richard Dawkins
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"Todos somos ateos respecto a la mayoría de dioses en los que la humanidad ha creído alguna vez. Algunos simplemente vamos un dios más allá.Richard Dawkins (Biólogo)" Richard Dawkins
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"[But Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary theorist at Oxford, said that even scientists who were believers did not claim evidence for that belief.] The most they will claim is that there is no evidence against, ... which is pathetically weak. There is no evidence against all sorts of things, but we don't waste our time believing in them." Richard Dawkins
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"There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?" Richard Dawkins
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"Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?" Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins

"I'm not sure this conversation can go any further." Richard Dawkins
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"Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things" Richard Dawkins
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"just because something is labelled as ‘a natural process’ doesn’t make it any less miraculous. There is something a bit ridiculous about saying, ‘there is no way this guy could have turned water into wine’ when we are at the bottom of a gravity well on a small rocky planet orbiting a nuclear fireball, our ancestors were fish and bacteria, our bodies are made of stardust, and the universe jumped from a size smaller than an atom to a complex, fine-tuned, system with over 100 billion galaxies." Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins

"After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. IsnÆt it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am askedùas I am surprisingly oftenùwhy I bother to get up in the mornings." Richard Dawkins
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"What has 'theology' ever said that is of the smallest use to anybody? When has 'theology' ever said anything that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What makes you think that 'theology' is a subject at all?" Richard Dawkins
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"Passion for passion, an evangelical Christian and I may be evenly matched. But we are not equally fundamentalist. The true scientist, however passionately he may 'believe', in evolution for example, knows exactly what would change his mind: evidence! The fundamentalist knows that nothing will." Richard Dawkins
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"One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all." Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins

"After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isnt it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am askedas I am surprisingly oftenwhy I bother to get up in the mornings." Richard Dawkins
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"A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory." Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins

"By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out." Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins

"For the first half of geological time our ancestors were bacteria. Most creatures still are bacteria, and each one of our trillions of cells is a colony of bacteria." Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins

"God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture." Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins

"It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics." Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins

"Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that." Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins

"Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time." Richard Dawkins
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