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Richard Dawkins

Datum narození: 26. březen 1941

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Clinton Richard Dawkins je britský zoolog, etolog a biolog. Na širší veřejnost má vliv jako popularizátor evoluční teorie a sociobiologie. Před svým odchodem do důchodu v roce 2008 působil jako profesor na univerzitě v Oxfordu. Dále působí jako spisovatel.

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„Všichni jsme ateisté ohledně většiny bohů, ve které kdy lidstvo věřilo. Někteří z nás jdou jednoduše o jednoho boha dále.“

—  Richard Dawkins, kniha Boží blud
Source: [Dawkins, Richard, The God Delusion, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2008, 463, 1, 9780618918249, anglicky]

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„Existence Boha je hypotéza.“

—  Richard Dawkins
Source: [Hříbek, Tomáš, Zač mají být ateisté vděčni?, lidovky.cz, 2010-19-09, 2011-02-16, http://www.lidovky.cz/ln_noviny.asp?r=ln_noviny&c=A101009_000083_ln_noviny_sko]

„So-called alternative medicine either hasn’t been tested or it has failed its tests.“

—  Richard Dawkins
The Enemies of Reason (August 2007), Context: If any remedy is tested under controlled scientific conditions and proved to be effective, it will cease to be alternative and will simply become medicine. So-called alternative medicine either hasn’t been tested or it has failed its tests.

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„What I can’t understand is why you can’t see the extraordinary beauty of the idea that life started from nothing“

—  Richard Dawkins
that is such a staggering, elegant, beautiful thing, why would you want to clutter it up with something so messy as a God?” During his conversation with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, as quoted in The Telegraph, in . In " Richard Dawkins: I can't be sure God does not exist http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9102740/Richard-Dawkins-I-cant-be-sure-God-does-not-exist.html"

„The first cause cannot have been an intelligence, let alone an intelligence that answers prayers and enjoys being worshiped.“

—  Richard Dawkins
Why There Almost Certainly Is No God (2006), Intelligent, creative, complex, statistically improbable things come late into the universe, as the product of evolution or some other process of gradual escalation from simple beginnings. They come late into the universe and therefore cannot be responsible for designing it. The Huffington Post, 23/10/2006 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-dawkins/why-there-almost-certainl_b_32164.html

„However difficult those simple beginnings may be to accept, they are a whole lot easier to accept than complicated beginnings. Complicated things come into the universe late, as a consequence of slow, gradual, incremental steps. God, if he exists, would have to be a very, very, very complicated thing indeed. So to postulate a God as the beginning of the universe, as the answer to the riddle of the first cause, is to shoot yourself in the conceptual foot because you are immediately postulating something far far more complicated than that which you are trying to explain.“

—  Richard Dawkins, kniha Boží blud
The God Delusion (2006), Context: If the alternative that's being offered to what physicists now talk about - a big bang, a spontaneous singularity which gave rise to the origin of the universe - if the alternative to that is a divine intelligence, a creator, which would have to have been complicated, statistically improbable, the very kind of thing which scientific theories such as Darwin's exists to explain, then immediately we see that however difficult and apparently inadequate the theory of the physicists is, the theory of the theologians - that the first course was a complicated intelligence - is even more difficult to accept. They're both difficult but the theory of the cosmic intelligence is even worse. What Darwinism does is to raise our consciousness to the power of science to explain the existence of complex things and intelligences, and creative intelligences are above all complex things, they're statistically improbable. Darwinism raises our consciousness to the power of science to explain how such entities - and the human brain is one - can come into existence from simple beginnings. However difficult those simple beginnings may be to accept, they are a whole lot easier to accept than complicated beginnings. Complicated things come into the universe late, as a consequence of slow, gradual, incremental steps. God, if he exists, would have to be a very, very, very complicated thing indeed. So to postulate a God as the beginning of the universe, as the answer to the riddle of the first cause, is to shoot yourself in the conceptual foot because you are immediately postulating something far far more complicated than that which you are trying to explain. Now, physicists cope with this problem in various ways, which may seem somewhat unconvincing. For example, they suggest that our universe is but one bubble in foam of universes, the multiverse, and each bubble in the foam has a different set of laws and constants. And by the anthropic principle we have to be - since we're here talking about it - in the kind of bubble, with the kind of laws and constants, which are capable of giving rise to the evolutionary process and therefore to creatures like us. That is one current physicists' explanation for how we exist in the kind of universe that we do. It doesn't sound so shatteringly convincing as say Darwin's own theory, which is self-evidently very convincing. Nevertheless, however unconvincing that may sound, it is many, many, many orders of magnitude more convincing than any theory that says complex intelligence was there right from the outset. If you have problems seeing how matter could just come into existence - try thinking about how complex intelligent matter, or complex intelligent entities of any kind, could suddenly spring into existence, it's many many orders of magnitude harder to understand. Lynchburg, Virginia, 23/10/2006 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR_z85O0P2M&t=42m41s

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