Richard Dawkins citáty

Richard Dawkins foto
9   20

Richard Dawkins

Datum narození: 26. březen 1941

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. Wikipedia

Díla

Boží blud
Richard Dawkins

„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

Zdroj: [Dawkins, Richard, The God Delusion, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2008, 463, 1, 9780618918249, anglicky]

„Existence Boha je hypotéza.“

—  Richard Dawkins

Zdroj: [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)
Kontext: 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.

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating

„What worries me about religion is that it teaches people to be satisfied with not understanding the world they live in.“

—  Richard Dawkins, kniha Boží blud

Heart Of The Matter: God Under The Microscope | BBC (1996)
Varianta: [... ] one of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.
Zdroj: The God Delusion

„The evolution of the capacity to simulate seems to have culminated in subjective consciousness. Why this should have happened is, to me, the most profound mystery facing modern biology.“

—  Richard Dawkins, kniha The Selfish Gene

Zdroj: The Selfish Gene (1976, 1989), Ch. 4. The Gene machine
Kontext: Survival machines that can simulate the future are one jump ahead of survival machines that who can only learn of the basis of trial and error. The trouble with overt trial is that it takes time and energy. The trouble with overt error is that it is often fatal.... The evolution of the capacity to simulate seems to have culminated in subjective consciousness. Why this should have happened is, to me, the most profound mystery facing modern biology.

„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 universe does not owe you a sense of hope.“

—  Richard Dawkins

The Big Questions (2008)
Kontext: "The universe does not owe you a sense of hope. It could be that the world, the universe, is a totally hopeless place. I don't as a matter of fact think it is, but even if it were - that would not be a good reason for believing in God. You cannot say "I believe in X", whatever X is - God or anything else - "because that gives me hope". You have to say "I believe in X because there is some evidence for X". In the case of God - there is not a tiny shred of evidence for the existence of any kind of god.” … “There's plenty of reason for hope in a Godless world. The universe is a beautiful place. The world is a beautiful place. To understand it in a clear-eyed, open-eyed way; to look out at the world and to really understand why we exist, what it's all about - that is a hugely uplifting feeling; That really does give a sense of worth to life, even if life itself is finite, as I believe it is. Nevertheless, it is not a hopeless life without a god, and to re-divert to my earlier point, even if it were - then it's just illogical to say that that gives you evidence for the belief in God." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of-8Q3HySjE&t=44m08s

„Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have a chance to upset their designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to do.“

—  Richard Dawkins, kniha The Selfish Gene

Zdroj: The Selfish Gene (1976, 1989), Ch. 1. Why Are People?
Kontext: Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have a chance to upset their designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to do.

„The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.“

—  Richard Dawkins

Zdroj: River out of Eden (1995), pp. 131–132
Kontext: The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive; others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear; others are being slowly devoured from within by rasping parasites; thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst and disease. [... ] In a universe of blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is. And we dance to its music.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Podobní autoři

Thomas Stearns Eliot foto
Thomas Stearns Eliot22
anglický autor 20. století
Terry Pratchett foto
Terry Pratchett231
anglický spisovatel
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse foto
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse20
anglický autor
Gilbert Keith Chesterton foto
Gilbert Keith Chesterton188
anglický romanopisec a křesťanský obhájce
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien foto
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien81
britský filolog a spisovatel, autor Pána prstenů
Aldous Huxley foto
Aldous Huxley37
anglický spisovatel
John Galsworthy foto
John Galsworthy7
anglický romanopisec a dramatik
Agatha Christie foto
Agatha Christie40
anglická spisovatelka
Jerome Klapka Jerome foto
Jerome Klapka Jerome31
anglický humorista
Virginia Woolf foto
Virginia Woolf27
anglická spisovatelka
Dnešní výročí
Erich Maria Remarque foto
Erich Maria Remarque133
německý spisovatel 1898 - 1970
Billy Wilder foto
Billy Wilder5
americký filmař 1906 - 2002
Wilhelm Von Humboldt foto
Wilhelm Von Humboldt13
pruský filosof, vládní funkcionář, diplomat a zakladatel un… 1767 - 1835
Meryl Streep foto
Meryl Streep3
americká herečka 1949
Dalších 71 dnešních výročí
Podobní autoři
Thomas Stearns Eliot foto
Thomas Stearns Eliot22
anglický autor 20. století
Terry Pratchett foto
Terry Pratchett231
anglický spisovatel
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse foto
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse20
anglický autor
Gilbert Keith Chesterton foto
Gilbert Keith Chesterton188
anglický romanopisec a křesťanský obhájce
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien foto
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien81
britský filolog a spisovatel, autor Pána prstenů