Richard Dawkins Quotes (120 quotes)
“By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.”
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder (1996)
The God Delusion (2006)
The Selfish Gene (1976, 1989)
“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.”
From tail to tale on the path of pilgrims in life, The Scotsman (April 9, 2005)
“It is fashionable to wax apocalyptic about the threat to humanity posed by the AIDS virus, mad cow disease, and many others, but I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world's great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate.”
Is Science a Religion?, The Humanist (January 1997)
“An atheist is just somebody who feels about Yahweh the way any decent Christian feels about Thor or Baal or the golden calf. As has been said before, we are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
Richard Dawkins on militant atheism, (February 2002)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRichard Dawkins
Born: March 26, 1941 (age 76)
Bio: Clinton Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008.