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#1. I think it's misleading to use a word like 'God' in the way Einstein did. I'm sorry that Einstein did. I think he was asking for trouble, and he certainly was misunderstood. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#2. I am not attacking any particular God or gods. I am attacking God, all gods, anything and everything supernatural, whenever or wherever they have been or will be invented. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#3. Can omniscient God, who Knows the future, find The omnipotence to Change His future mind? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#4. What if God is a scientist who regards honest seeking after truth as the supreme virtue? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#5. Rather than say he's an atheist, a friend of mine says, 'I'm a tooth fairy agnostic,' meaning he can't disprove God but thinks God is about as likely as the tooth fairy. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#6. It is certainly the demiurge about whom Stenger and Dawkins write; neither has actually ever written a word about God. - Author: David Bentley Hart
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#7. I like to think 'The God Delusion' is a humorous book. I think, actually, it's full of laughs. And people who describe it as a polarizing book or as an aggressive book, it's just that very often they haven't read it. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#8. Most people, I believe, think that you need a God to explain the existence of the world, and especially the existence of life. They are wrong, but our education system is such that many people don't know it. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#9. However statistically improbable the entity you seek to explain by invoking a designer, the designer himself has got to be at least as improbable. God is the Ultimate Boeing 747. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#10. The truly adult view [ ... ] is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it. And we can make it very wonderful indeed. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#11. The evidence for evolution is so compelling that the only way to save the creation theory is to assume that God deliberately planted enormous quantities of evidence to make it look as if evolution had happened. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#12. Such delusions of grandeur to think that a God with a hundred billion galaxies on his mind would give a tuppenny damn who you sleep with, or indeed whether you believe in him. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#13. Gaps, by default in the mind of the creationist, are filled by God. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#14. I need to learn not to bend over backwards to be nice to faith-heads. Give these people an inch and they take a league. I think, as I did when I wrote The God Delusion, that the Roman Catholic Church is a disgusting institution, the second most evil religion in the world. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#15. God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#16. Predators seem beautifully 'designed' to catch prey animals, while the prey animals seem equally beautifully 'designed' to escape them. Whose side is God on?66 - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#17. Listen to the Reverend Jerry Falwell, founder of Liberty University: 'AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.'121 - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#18. We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can't disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#19. Science offers us an explanation of how complexity (the difficult) arose out of simplicity (the easy). The hypothesis of God offers no worthwhile explanation for anything, for it simply postulates what we are trying to explain. It postulates the difficult to explain, and leaves it at that. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#20. If you have Mozart to listen to, why would you need God? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#21. I don't understand why so many people who are sophisticated in science go on believing in God. I wish I did. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#22. If I were God wanting to make a human being, I would do it by a more direct way rather than by evolution. Why deliberately set it up in the one way which makes it look as though you don't exist? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#23. There is no reason to regard God as immune from
consideration along the spectrum of probabilities. And there is
certainly no reason to suppose that, just because God can be neither
proved nor disproved, his probability of existence is 50 per cent. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#24. Much as I like and admire Richard Dawkins, I do think that to call a book 'The God Delusion' is very worrying because the title implies that if you don't believe in what I believe then you are 'deluded.' That, I think, is a dangerous concept and one that is unlikely to win hearts and minds. - Author: Robert Winston
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#25. Creationism: God's gift to the ignorant. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#26. Everybody is an atheist in saying that there is a god - from Ra to Shiva - in which he does not believe. All that the serious and objective atheist does is to take the next step and to say that there is just one more god to disbelieve in. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#27. Why would an all-powerful creator decide to plant his carefully crafted species on islands and continents in exactly the appropriate pattern to suggest, irresistibly, that they had evolved and dispersed from the site of their evolution? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#28. It's a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn't think of a better way to forgive us our sins than to come down to Earth in his alter ego as his son and have himself hideously tortured and executed so that he could forgive himself. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#29. A God capable of continuously monitoring and controlling the individual status of every particle in the universe cannot be simple. His existence is going to need a mammoth explanation in its own right. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#30. If it ends in a belief that there is no God, you will find incitements to virtue in the comfort and pleasantness you feel in this exercise, and the love of others which it will procure you. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#31. labelling our ignorance "God". - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#32. No man will say, "There is no God" 'till he is so hardened in sin that it has
become his interest that there should be none to call him to account. - Author: Matthew Henry
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#33. God likes to have his free lunch and be it too. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#34. We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#35. If this dysfunctional family was the best Sodom had to offer by way of morals, some might begin to feel a certain sympathy with God and his judicial brimstone. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#36. Since science is essentially objective, involving the study of how things actually are, "materialism" would therefore seem to be its antithesis, since its starting point is the desire to impose upon the natural world a particular and limited way of looking at it. - Author: Melanie Phillips
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#37. A god who is capable of sending intelligible signals to millions of people simultaneously, and of receiving messages from all of them simultaneously, cannot be, whatever else he might be, simple. Such Bandwidth! - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#38. Why, I can't help wondering, is God thought to need such ferocious
defence? One might have supposed him amply capable of looking
after himself. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#39. Areas where there is a lack of data, or a lack of understanding, are automatically assumed to belong, by default, to God. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#40. Satan is behind the theory of evolution. Satan hates God and us. Satan is the father of all lies. So he wants nothing more than to make every human being alive believe lies about God, ourselves and how and why we exist. - Author: Lisa Bedrick
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#41. I attacked Dawkins's book on God because I think he is theologically illiterate. - Author: Terry Eagleton
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#42. Even if it were true that we need God to be moral, it would of course not make God's existence more likely, merely more desirable (many people cannot tell the difference) - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#43. Some say while religious fundamentalists betray reason. Moderates betray faith and reason equally. -Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion(Documentary) - Author: Sam Harris
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#44. Religious people are atheists about all other gods, atheists only take it one god further. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#45. Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, distinctly heard the voice of Jesus telling him to kill women, and he was locked up for life. George W. Bush says that God told him to invade Iraq (a pity God didn't vouchsafe him a revelation that there were no weapons of mass destruction). - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#46. A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#47. God stands out in the universe as the most glaring of all superfluous sore thumbs. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#48. Goodness is no part of the definition of the God Hypothesis, merely a desirable add-on. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#49. It is a virtue to admit ignorance when you don't know, but not to wallow in ignorance as an end in itself.
People say if we don't believe god is watching over us, we abandon morality. Are they right? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#50. Paul Davies's The Mind of God seems to hover somewhere between Einsteinian pantheism and an obscure form of deism - for - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#51. Either blasphemy is a victimless crime or its victim is powerful enough to take care of himself without any help from you. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#52. God is an idea that people believe in and I spend time arguing with people that subscribe to that idea(man made idea). - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#53. There is something so mysterious that it is almost like God. God is in the equations. God is in the fundamental constants. And that's fine. I mean, that's just redefinition of that which we find mysterious at the basis of the universe. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#54. I don't try to imagine a personal God; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it. - ALBERT EINSTEIN - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#55. suppose the god who confronts you when you die turns out to be Baal, and suppose Baal is just as jealous as his old rival Yahweh was said to be. Mightn't Pascal have been better off wagering on no god at all rather than on the wrong god? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#56. Jesus was a loyal Jew. It was Paul who invented the idea of taking the Jewish God to the Gentiles. Hartung puts it more bluntly than I dare: 'Jesus would have turned over in his grave if he had known that Paul would be taking his plan to the pigs.' Hartung - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#57. The denouement is perhaps the most moving scene of her show Letting Go of God. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#58. Creationists eagerly seek a gap in present-day knowledge or understanding. If an apparent gap is found, it is assumed that God, by default, must fill it. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#59. Maybe somewhere in some other galaxy there is a super-intelligence so colossal that from our point of view it would be a god. But it cannot have been the sort of God that we need to explain the origin of the universe, because it cannot have been there that early. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#60. There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point ... The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it. - Author: R. Dawkins
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#61. Their [the new atheists] treatment of the religious viewpoint is pathetic to the point of non-being. Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion would fail any introductory philosophy or religion course. Proudly he criticizes that whereof he knows nothing. - Author: Michael Ruse
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#62. I have no explanation for complex biological design. All I know is that God isn't a good explanation, so we must wait and hope that somebody comes up with a better one. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#63. I am not absolutely positive there is no god. Only in the sense that I'm not absolutely positive there is no large china teapot in orbit in the solar system. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#64. Our consciousness is also raised by the cruelty and wastefulness of natural selection. Predators seem beautifully 'designed' to catch prey animals, while the prey animals seem equally beautifully 'designed' to escape them. Whose side is God on? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#65. I have found it an amusing strategy, when asked whether I am an atheist, to point out that the questioner is also an atheist when considering Zeus, Apollo, Amon Ra, Mithras, Baal, Thor, Wotan, the Golden Calf and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I just go one god further. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#66. If people think God is interesting, the onus is on them to show that there is anything there to talk about. Otherwise they should just shut up about it. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#67. We can give up belief in God while not losing touch with a treasured heritage. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#68. Even if you believe a creator god invented the laws of physics, would you so insult him as to suggest that he might capriciously and arbitrarily violate them in order to walk on water, or turn water into wine as a cheap party trick at a wedding? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#69. Mr. Dawkins' assertions are self-refuting- ie. Actual infinity vs. potential infinity easily makes the most reasonable argument for theism and a Deity. Now, the argument for the Creator God of Christianity requires much more time, energy, and logical effort."


~R. Alan Woods [2007] - Author: R. Alan Woods
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#70. frequently recommend Miller's book, Finding Darwin's God, - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#71. We cannot prove that there is no God, but we can safely conclude the He is very, very improbable indeed. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#72. How thoughtful of God to arrange matters so that, wherever you happen to be born, the local religion always turns out to be the true one. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#73. Don't ask God to cure cancer and world poverty. He's too busy finding you a parking space and fixing the weather for your barbecue. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#74. Why did God make tigers so good at catching prey, and at the same time make prey so good at getting away from tigers? You'd think that if God wanted one thing or the other to happen he'd have engineered it rather better. Maybe he enjoyed the spectator sport? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#75. Gould carried the art of bending over backward to positively supine lengths. Why shouldn't we comment on God, as scientists? ... A universe with a creative superintendent would be a very different kind of universe from one without. Why is that not a scientific matter? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#76. I was never much bothered about moral questions like, 'How could there be a good God when there's so much evil in the world?' - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#77. Einstein was adamant in rejecting all ideas of a personal god. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#78. I prefer to say that I believe in people, and people, when given the right encouragement to think for themselves about all the information now available, very often turn out not to believe in God and to lead fulfilled and satisfied - indeed, liberated - lives. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#79. If there is a God, it's going to be a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more incomprehensible than anything that any theologian of any religion has ever proposed. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#80. We are talking about a bet, remember, and Pascal wasn't claiming that his wager enjoyed anything but very long odds. Would you bet on God's valuing dishonestly faked belief (or even honest belief) over honest scepticism? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#81. The argument from improbability, properly deployed, comes close to proving that God does not exist. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#82. I can't be sure God does not exist ... On a scale of seven, where one means I know he exists, and seven I know he doesn't, I call myself a six ... That doesn't mean I'm absolutely confident, that I absolutely know, because I don't. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#83. If God wanted to forgive our sins, why not just forgive them, without having himself tortured and executed in payment - thereby, incidentally, condemning remote future generations of Jews to pogroms and persecution as 'Christ-killers': did that hereditary sin pass down in the semen too? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#84. on page 96 of my hero Peter Medawar's book The Limits of Science: 'I regret my disbelief in God and religious answers generally, for I believe it would give satisfaction and comfort to many in need of it if it were possible to discover good scientific and philosophic reasons to believe in God. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#85. Do we really need policing - whether by God or by each other - in order to stop us from behaving in a selfish and criminal manner? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#86. The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#87. The idea that God could only forgive our sins by having his son tortured to death as a scapegoat is surely, from an objective point of view, a deeply unpleasant idea. If God wanted to forgive us our sins, why didn't he just forgive them? Why did he have to have his son tortured? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#88. A designer God cannot be used to explain organized complexity because any God capable of designing anything would have to be complex enough to demand the same kind of explanation in his own right. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#89. The hypothesis of God offers no worthwhile explanation for anything, for it simply postulates what we are trying to explain. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#90. I cannot know for certain but I think God is very improbable, and I live my life on the assumption that he is not there. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#91. Do you really mean the only reason you try to be good is to gain God's approval and reward? That's not morality, that's just sucking up. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#92. What I can't understand is why you can't see the extraordinary beauty of the idea that life started from nothing - that is such a staggering, elegant, beautiful thing, why would you want to clutter it up with something so messy as a God? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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