Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins


3/26/1941, Nairobi, Kenya

Birth Name

Clinton Richard Dawkins


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Richard Dawkins was born in Nairobi, Kenya where his father was serving as a soldier in the colonial service in Nyasaland. At the age of eight Richard Dawkins moved back to England and attended Oundle School in Northamptonshire. When he graduated he then went on to study zoology…more


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    • Richard Dawkins: In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.

    • Richard Dawkins: 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: Religious people split into three main groups when faced with science. I shall label them the "know-nothings", the "know-alls", and the "no-contests".

    • Richard Dawkins: I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.

    • Richard Dawkins: The existence of God is a scientific hypothesis like any other.