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Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program
by Richard Dawkins

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

Related topics: Computers

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

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

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable
truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
- Richard Dawkins

 

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

For the first half of geological time our ancestors were bacteria.
Most creatures still are bacteria, and each one of
our trillions of cells is a colony of bacteria.
- Richard Dawkins

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The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection
is the only theory we know of that is in principle
capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
- Richard Dawkins

One of the things that is wrong with religion is that
it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are
not really answers at all.
- Richard Dawkins

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism,
because we are born selfish.
- Richard Dawkins

There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden.
There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any,
so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?
- Richard Dawkins

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

By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded
that our brains drop out.
- Richard Dawkins

Today the theory of evolution is about as much open
to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun.
- Richard Dawkins

The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation
by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.
- Richard Dawkins

The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
- Richard Dawkins

We humans are an extremely important manifestation of the replication bomb,
because it is through us - through our brains,
our symbolic culture and our technology -
that the explosion may proceed to the next stage and
reverberate through deep space.
- Richard Dawkins

Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who,
with such a thought, would not spring from bed,
eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?
- Richard Dawkins

The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing,
some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing,
is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice.
- Richard Dawkins

It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody
boasts of ignorance of literature,
but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of
science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
- Richard Dawkins

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.
- Richard Dawkins

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.
- Richard Dawkins

Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense.
Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but,
we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation,
where's the harm? September 11th changed all that.
- Richard Dawkins

What has 'theology' ever said that is of the smallest
use to anybody? When has 'theology' ever said anything
that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What
makes you think that 'theology' is a subject at all?
- Richard Dawkins

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Don't take anything personally.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The whole world can gossip about you,
and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives,
I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
- Winston Churchill

Personally, I'm always ready to learn,
although I do not always like being taught.
- Winston Churchill

Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness
in order to feel at ease.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland
than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock

But to personally satisfy my own adrenalin needs,
I've been racing cars a little bit, which has been fun.
- Picabo Street

Don't take it personally -
it's not usually about you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

Personally, I've found that the kind of thing that
I like is going into somebody else's area and not playing
their music but doing whatever I do in their area.
- Derek Bailey

Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has
a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans.
- Max Baucus

The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing.
That's because I don't know the horses personally.
- Nat King Cole

Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband.
If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me.
- Orson Welles

I am a liberated woman.
And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money.
But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on.
- Julie Andrews

Personally, I just got one of these Vonage IP phones.
It's actually pretty cool.
It comes with one of these Cisco ATA routers where
you just plug an analog handset in.
- Rob Glaser

I personally don't have a problem with naked bodies on television.
- Lesley-Anne Down

Most everyone now personally knows someone who is openly homosexual.
- Tom Ford

I don't personally look to my own life experiences
for answers about how to play a scene.
- Christian Bale

I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally.
- Fritz Sauckel

We heard stories about fakery and decoys at revivals.
I never personally saw any trickery.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

Personally, coming out was one of the most important things I've ever done,
lifting from my shoulders the millstone of lies that
I hadn't even realized I was carrying.
- Ian Mckellen

Personally, people know themselves very poorly.
- Ernst Mach

Even though mother's issues are not front page news,
they touch us all personally, some more than others,
and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement.
- Joan Blades

Personally, I think tying garbage bags around your
head and hands is overkill.
- April Winchell

I love Jay personally and as an artist;
I think he's incredible.
- Angie Martinez

One of the commitments that I personally have now is
to a diverse approach to buying businesses,
and the operation of those businesses.
- Julius Erving

I don't believe that I personally have been changed by the money.
The bad thing is people assume you've changed because now you have money.
- Shaquille O'Neal

I will not write about anyplace in the world unless
I've been there to personally research it.
- Sidney Sheldon

A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the
idea of personal freedom...
right up to the point that someone tries to do something
that they don't personally approve of.
- Neal Boortz

Personally I just want to win a championship.
- Allen Iverson

I enjoyed showing a bit more leg in the last few stories.
It was good fun, but it can be quite sexist.
But it doesn't worry me personally all that much.
- Sarah Sutton

I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing.
- Margaret Mahy

It is always a strain when people are being killed.
I don't think anybody has held this job who hasn't
felt personally responsible for those being killed.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Personally I'm very happy to be behind the scenes.
I like collaboration, I like working with directors.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

I was approached personally by the Gibson Corporation.
- Trini Lopez

Everything I've done has been personally fun,
important, and meaningful to me.
- Ashley Judd

My biggest challenge is trust, and really believing that trust,
in letting things just happen personally and professionally and trust with myself.
But I'm getting better at it.
- Katherine Moennig

The price I have personally paid for these extra Sisyphean
years has been prohibitive.
- Caryl Chessman

Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally
responsible and reduces the role of private charity.
This principle applies to corporate welfare.
- Larry Elder

I was personally opposed to the death penalty,
and yet I think I have probably asked for the death
penalty more than most people in the United States.
- Janet Reno


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