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Richard Dawkins Quotes (Author of The God Delusion)
These have been my favorite God Delusion quotes! What are some of your favorite atheist quotes? Like Liked by 2 people. Richard Dawkins books are extremely misleading. They may be interesting and create a loyal following by appealing to peoples desires to be free from the idea of a creator, but on a whole much of it is misleading at best. He is very effective at making a very complex process sound simple by overlooking the process as a whole.
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The God Delusion Quotes
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Dawkins accepts that one cannot know for certain that God does not exist, after all, this is an empirical claim and all empirical claims carry some degree of uncertainty. However he reckons that the likelyhood that God exists is so very slim, due to the lack of empirical evidence, that he lives under the assumption that such a being does not exist. 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. In the opening sentence of chapter 2, Dawkins uses a long list of words associated with prejudice to describe the God of the Old Testament, while also consigning him to the realm of "fiction". This, combined with the rich vocabularly, has an emphatic effect, truly emphasising the supposed evil of the a figure so many worship.
In The God Delusion , Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a personal god qualifies as a delusion , which he defines as a persistent false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence. He is sympathetic to Robert Pirsig 's statement in Lila that "when one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion. Dawkins has argued against creationist explanations of life in his previous works on evolution. The theme of The Blind Watchmaker , published in , is that evolution can explain the apparent design in nature. In The God Delusion he focuses directly on a wider range of arguments used for and against belief in the existence of a god or gods. Dawkins identifies himself repeatedly as an atheist, while also pointing out that, in a sense, he is also agnostic, though "only to the extent that I am agnostic about fairies at the bottom of the garden".
Richard Dawkins born 26 March is a British evolutionary biologist , author , and media commentator, famous for his popular science books on evolution and his views on religion , atheism , and memetics , or "cultural evolution". So to the book's provocation, the statement that nearly half the people in the United States don't believe in evolution. Not just any people but powerful people, people who should know better, people with too much influence over educational policy. We are not talking about Darwin's particular theory of natural selection. It is still just possible for a biologist to doubt its importance, and a few claim to. No, we are here talking about the fact of evolution itself, a fact that is proved utterly beyond reasonable doubt. To claim equal time for creation science in biology classes is about as sensible as to claim equal time for the flat-earth theory in astronomy classes.