"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Richard Dawkins on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Richard Dawkins on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Richard Dawkins on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Richard Dawkins on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Richard Dawkins on Mark Twain
"Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence."
"I was confirmed at my prep school at the age of 13."
"When I say that human beings are just gene machines, one shouldn't put too much emphasis on the word 'just.' There is a very great deal of complication, and indeed beauty in being a gene machine."
"Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that's because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection."
"Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility."