"I am one of those scientists who feels that it is no longer enough just to get on and do science. We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organised ignorance."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Richard Dawkins on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Richard Dawkins on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Richard Dawkins on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Richard Dawkins on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Richard Dawkins on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."