Richard Dawkins Quotes

Most popular Richard Dawkins Quotes

Beauty arises out of human inspiration.
— Richard Dawkins

inspirational

All animals are minor variations on a very particular theme.

animals

Myths are fun, as long as you don't confuse them with the truth.

mythology

Human psychology has a near-universal tendency to let belief be colored by desire.

beliefs

We are all atheists about most of the gods humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
— Richard Dawkins

atheism

Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs.

selfishness

Evolution could so easily be disproved if just a single fossil turned up in the wrong date order. Evolution has passed this test with flying colors.

evolution

Bronowski uses the English language—not his first language, which makes it all the more remarkable—as a painter uses his brush, with mastery all the way from broad canvas to exquisite miniature.
Memes (discrete units of knowledge, gossip, jokes and so on) are to culture what genes are to life. Just as biological evolution is driven by the survival of the fittest genes in the gene pool, cultural evolution may be driven by the most successful memes.
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

God