Richard Dawkins Quotes

Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.

Nature is not cruel, pitilessly, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous – indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.

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

Memes should be regarded as living structures, not just metaphorically but technically. When you plant a fertile meme in my mind you literally parasitize my brain, turning it into a vehicle for the meme’s propagation in just the way that a virus may parasitize the genetic mechanism of a host cell. And this isn’t just […]

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.