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Richard Dawkins

"The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice." Richard Dawkins
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"The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity" Richard Dawkins
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"[Evolution is] a theory in a special philosophical sense of science, but in terms of ordinary laymen's use of language, it's a fact, ... Evolution is a fact in the same sense that it's a fact that the Earth is round and not flat, [that] the Earth goes round the Sun. Both those are also theories, but they're theories that have never been disproved and never will be disproved." Richard Dawkins
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"Cloning may be good and it may be bad. Probably it's a bit of both. The question must not be greeted with reflex hysteria but decided quietly, soberly and on it's own merits. We need less emotion and more thought." Richard Dawkins
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"I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world." Richard Dawkins
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"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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"Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility." Richard Dawkins
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"Dawkins’ Law of the Conservation of Difficulty states that obscurantism in an academic subject expands to fill the vacuum of its intrinsic simplicity" 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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"The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry." Richard Dawkins
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"The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity." Richard Dawkins
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"Today the theory of evolution is about as much open to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun." Richard Dawkins
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"We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further." Richard Dawkins
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"We humans are an extremely important manifestation of the replication bomb, because it is through us - through our brains, our symbolic culture and our technology - that the explosion may proceed to the next stage and reverberate through deep space." Richard Dawkins
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"Dawkins Law of the Conservation of Difficulty states that obscurantism in an academic subject expands to fill the vacuum of its intrinsic simplicity" Richard Dawkins
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"But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience." Richard Dawkins
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"Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish." Richard Dawkins
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"The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale." Richard Dawkins
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