Richard Dawkins is an eminent English author, ethologist and evolutionary biologist. He has made remarkable contributions to the field of biology. The role of gene in evolution was emphasized by him. Dawkins also instigated the new discipline of genetic ethology. Known to be an atheist, Dawkins is also renowned for his carping of intelligent design and creationism. He strongly opposes the teaching of creation science in schools. He has been bagged in number of awards in academics and also for his prolific writing and thoughts. He is seen frequently discussing his atheism, ideas, thoughts, views, books and opinions as a public intellectual on television, internet and radio. Following are some quotes and sayings by Richard Dawkins which have been curated from his writings, thoughts, books, lectures, tweets, interviews, shows and public utterances. Read through the quotes and thoughts by Richard Dawkins that are sure to inspire you.
It is immoral to brand children with religion. 'This is a Catholic child.' 'That is a Muslim child.' I want everyone to flinch when they hear such a phrase, just as they would if they heard, 'That is a Marxist child.'
The earliest books in the New Testament to be written were the Epistles, not the Gospels. It's almost as though Saint Paul and others who wrote the Epistles weren't that interested in whether Jesus was real.
What's going to happen when I die? I may be buried, or I may be cremated, I may give my body to science. I haven't decided yet.
But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience.
I didn't know children were expected to have literary heroes, but I certainly had one, and I even identified with him at one time: Doctor Dolittle, whom I now half identify with the Charles Darwin of Beagle days.
Tortoises can survive for weeks without food or water, easily long enough to float in the Humboldt Current from South America to the Galapagos Islands.
A constellation is not an entity at all, not the kind of thing that Uranus, or anything else, can sensibly be said to 'move into.'
Any teaching of falsehoods in science classes should certainly be identified and stopped by school inspectors. School inspectors should be looking at science teachings to make sure they are evidence-based science.
Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs.
My interest in biology was pretty much always on the philosophical side.
Nico Tinbergen was my doctoral supervisor, and he was a benign, avuncular sort of influence; everybody loved him.
Evil is a miscellaneous collection of nasty things that nasty people do.
I wouldn't want to have the thought police going to people's homes, dictating what they teach their children. I don't want to be Big Brotherish. I would hate that.
There are people who try to get atheists to form a sort of atheist church and have atheist community singsongs and things. I don't see the need for that, but if people want to do it, why shouldn't they?
I think that people in the Bible Belt are far less monolithically religious than many people imagine. There are lots and lots of people who are free-thinking, secularists, or atheists in the so-called Bible Belt.